Answer: Many perennials can be successfully started from seed in mid summer. Do keep in mind though that these plants would not bloom until the following year. One popular and pretty choice might be purple coneflower (echinacea), another might be Black-Eyed Susan (Perennial Plant of the Year for 1999) and another might be lavender which happens to be 1999 Herb of the Year. These should do well in all of those areas, but the Black-eyed Susan would be the easiest to start from seed.
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