Texas Bluebells : click link for the Wildflower Center's information
I purchased three 4-inch pots of a hybrid variety of this lovely native and planted them out several weeks ago. Their fragile beauty is deceptive: they are actually pretty tough little plants. Even these hybrids are flourishing in my garden in full sun with little supplemental water. As lovely as they are, I'm even more wowed by the true natives. When we were in Burnet for a weekend getaway in 2008, I took the picture below of a clump of Texas Bluebells by the roadside. The Hill Country's drought situation was already dire but these hardy beauties were blooming profusely on roadsides and in open fields.
Gail at Clay and Limestone sponsors Wildflower Wednesday on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Thanks, Gail!