Typically you'll see our state flower—the bluebonnet—from late March through the second week of April. But Mother Nature determines the exact dates each year.
By late April, the blues fade like a favorite pair of jeans, but you'll still see color. Yellows, reds, pinks, purples and whites. Texas wildflowers bloom well into May and early June around Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.
Fall in the Texas Hill Country is our second wildflower season of the year. In September and October, it is easy to spot bright-colored blooms that come close to rivaling our spring displays. From yellow sunflowers to purple gayfeathers.
No matter what time of year you visit, a great place to see our wildflowers is right here at Wildseed Farms on Highway 290, seven miles east of Fredericksburg. Wildseed Farms is the nation's largest working wildflower farm.
Here, you can purchase wildflower seed mixes that will grow in your region of the United States—no matter where you live, along with blooming plants from the nursery and gift items from the boutique. Plus, the Biergarten makes for a great stop for a light lunch, complete with Texas wine and beer.
Other great places to see wildflowers include the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area north of Fredericksburg, the Live Oak Wilderness Trail at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park off Highway 16 South and even along our roadways.
So, come hike or drive in the cooler spring and autumn temperatures in the Texas Hill Country and enjoy our wildflowers. And don't forget your camera.