Winter has just officially ended and a lot of people are already looking forward to the season of bluebonnets according to a WFAA article from March 25. They say,
“Generally, you can see the blue flowers between late March and early May. On average, the peak of bluebonnet season is early to mid-April.
Bluebonnets don’t mind the cold! In fact, winter time is when they do their best growing and developing of their root systems. That is what makes these annual wildflowers so tough. Their clusters of leaves grow during the winter.
The warmer weather and springtime rain is the rosettes’ (clusters of leaves) cue to grow and blossom.
A steady spring rain also keeps the flower from not drying out before it gets a chance to bloom.”
One of the famous attractions in Texas when it comes to bluebonnets is Ennis County near Fort Worth and there is a festival for bluebonnets there according to a Start Telegram article from April 1 which reports,
“Ennis, about an hour drive from Fort Worth, is one of the best places in Texas to see bluebonnets. The city has been designated as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail by the Texas State Legislature and the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. Running April 1 to 30, the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails showcase over 40 miles of bluebonnets. The Ennis bluebonnets typically peak around the third week of April. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so check bluebonnettrail.org or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.
The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival will be held April 8 through 10. On the streets of Downtown Ennis will be arts and crafts vendors, tasty food, live music, a beer garden, wine tastings, kids activities and fireworks.”
Ennis County spans from 35 to 40 acres of bluebonnets, making it a popular destination for those who want to see and experience a sea of bluebonnet fields.