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NICE Summer 2024 Plant of the Season

Texas Bluebells, Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum, depending on where they grow, may grow as an annual, a biennial, or a perennial but in most of its range it is a perennial. Because it is one of the most beautiful wildflowers, it has been picked in such numbers that the wild populations have been unable to reseed in their native habitat. So, the plants are not commonly found except in cultivated locations. The very showy flowers are about 2 inches across and can be blue, purple, pink, yellow, or white. Bell shaped and upright, the flowers occur singly at the ends of long stalks from short branches near the top of the plant. Texas Bluebells plants are 1 – 1.5 feet tall and about 1 foot wide. The leaves and stems are blue-green and covered with a waxy bloom.

To learn more view: Texas Bluebells plant information sheet

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