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Asked by amkeirn@centurylink.net on November 16, 2015
Blue Bonnets

My sister from Texas gave me some blue bonnet seeds. I live in northern Indiana. Will they grow here?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They would likely last as an annual in your garden.

If you would like to have perennials, look for Lupine seeds for you growing zone.

Here are some links with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-lupines.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-blue-bonnets.htm

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Asked by Deb.robinson on February 22, 2017
Blue Bonnets

I have waited too long to plant blue bonnet seeds. I read where you can put seed in freezer for 24 hours then soak them in water for 24 hours, then they will grow. I need to know is there a way I can plant the seed now. Thank you Debbie.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You need to treat the seeds by a method called scarification.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-blue-bonnets.htm

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Asked by K. Moore on April 13, 2017
Mysterious Orange Ball Shaped Growths in My Bluebonnet Patch

I found odd an looking orange, ball-shaped growth spread out in a largish patch in my bluebonnet patch this morning. What could this be and should I remove it? pictures attached.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

These orange balls are the reproductive stage of slime mold.
Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/what-is-slime-mold-slime.htm

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