How to Cut Bluebonnets

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Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. They bloom from spring through summer and have purplish blue flowers on a long stem. Bluebonnets need full sun and well drained soil to thrive. They grow well in the ground or in containers and it is best to plant them in the fall so they will have a large bloom display in the spring. Bluebonnets can be cut and displayed in a vase as well.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Vase
  • Scissors
  1. Pour clean water into a vase about 2/3 of the way full.

  2. Cut the bluebonnets in the morning. Select flowers that are just starting to open their buds. Cut the flowers from the stems about one to two inches from the crown of the plant with garden shears.

  3. Remove any foliage from the bluebonnet stems with the shears.

  4. Cut the stem under a stream of warm water at a 45 degree angle about one inch from the original cut with the shears. This will keep the flowers fresher longer.

  5. Place the cut bluebonnets into the vase.

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