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Pure Live Seed (PLS) Explanation

Common, Scientific Names Percent per Mix Rate per Acre Information
Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) 40% 20 lb. State flower of Texas. Blue with white trim on spikes. Most common wildflower on roadsides and pastures. Legume family (nitrogen fitting). Needs well drained soil and prefers full sun. Blooms from March-May. 12-24 inches high. 13,500 seeds per pound.
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) 15 % 10 lb. Hardy annual that is easily established. Red flowers with yellow trim. Needs well drained soil and full sun. Blooms from May-July. 1.5-2 feet. 153,000 seeds per lb.
Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) 12 % 15 lb. Annual. Scarlet to deep red flowers. Partial shade to full sun. Blooms from March-May. 6-12 inches. 160,000 seeds per pound.
Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) 8 % 10 lb. Perennial. Bright yellow blooms. Partial to full sun. Blooms from May-July. 2-3 feet. 221,000 seeds per pound.
Annual Phlox or Drummond Phlox (Phlox drummondii) 8 % 8 lb. Hardy annual. Blooms are red, pink, white and shades of rose. Likes dry soil and full sun. Blooms from February-June. 8-24 inches. 234,000 seeds per pound.
Prairie Verbena (Verbena bipinnatifida) 6 % 6 lb. Annual or short-lived perennial. Purple blooms. Prefers full sun. Popularly planted with Pink Evening Primrose. Blooms from April-November. 4-12 inches. 450,000 seeds per pound.
Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) 4 % 1-3 lb. Hardy perennial. Soft pink four petalled flower. Popularly planted with Prairie Verbena. Blooms from March-November. 8-16 inches. 864,000 seeds per pound.
Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) 3 % 2 lb. Hardy annual. Heavy bloomer. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate wet or dry soil. Blooms from March-July. 1-3 feet. 1,400,000 seeds per pound.
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 3 % 2 lb. Annual or short-lived perennial. Yellow with large brown domed center. Partial shade to full sun. Blooms from April-November. 2-3 feet. 1,710,000 seeds per pound.
* Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) 1 % 1/4 lb. Annual, perennial or biennial. Blooms red with color variations of purple, orange, pink, yellow, white, etc. throughout the state. Needs well drained soil and full sun. Blooms from March-May. 6-18 inches. 5,100,000 seeds per pound.

* Seed is very difficult to find commercially and even more difficult to germinate.

This list is composed of a number of the more popular wildflowers selected for the Oak Woods and Prairies Region and also those wildflower seeds that were available for purchase from at least one source at the time of this writing.