Big bend bluebonnet
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Novel breeding lines of Big Bend Bluebonnets, Lupinus havardii, inbred to have the following characteristics: uniform deep color, blue, pink, or white; at least 15 harvestable racemes per plant; each raceme being at least 12 inches long; and reduced flower abscission from the uncut raceme. Methods for reproducibly growing Lupinus havardii in the greenhouse and methods for post-harvest treatment of cut flowers are disclosed. The new bluebonnet lines have great utility in the cut flower industry.
Davis, Tim D.; Mackay, Wayne A. (1997). Big bend bluebonnet. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from