Northern Gardening forum: First year flowering perennials from seeds?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 22, 2014 7:07 AM CST
From the "Seeds" forum Echinacea would be a first year flowering perennial from seeds.
Which other perennial plants can we grow from seed and have flowers the first year?
Campanula carpatica?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Feb 22, 2014 8:03 AM CST
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Feb 22, 2014 3:23 PM CST
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Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Feb 25, 2014 4:13 PM CST
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 30, 2014 12:37 PM CST
I've had delphiniums flower the first year.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 30, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Good---by next season I will have a good list of first year flowering perennials.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 30, 2014 8:47 PM CST
Oh, and Oriental poppies!
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 31, 2014 2:52 AM CST
Do orientale poppies flower the first year for you?
I have not seen that?
When do you start them to get flowers the first year?
You are a little warmer than here.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 31, 2014 6:47 AM CST
Here are a few that I trialed last year. The ones marked with an asterisk have assuredly survived the horrible winter we just had; the rest aren't showing obvious signs yet, but it's still very early. Smiling

Penstemon (Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Purple')*
Carpathian Bellflower (Campanula carpatica)*
Hedgerow Cranesbill (Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis')*
Current-leaf globe-mallow (Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia)*
Cottage Pink (Dianthus plumarius 'Velvet 'n' Lace')
Maltese Cross (Silene chalcedonica 'Dusky Salmon')*
Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Sunset Yellow')
Seed Box (Ludwigia alternifolia)
Alpine Catchfly (Silene suecica)
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 31, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Thanks! Chelle!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 31, 2014 6:54 AM CST
*Blush* Oops, sorry Caroline, for some reason I thought we were in similar zones. Most of these are listed as hardy to about zone 5. I guess you could still check them out though.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 31, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Yes I would check for zone differences.
But sometimes a plant will surprise us and be more hardy than what we think.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 31, 2014 7:00 AM CST
I'm finding that to be true, too; especially with the more natural type plants. Thumbs up
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 31, 2014 9:06 AM CST
I have tiny starts of my oriental poppies in the greenhouse now. And I think this is about the same time I planted the first ones, a couple of years ago. Those (Princess Victoria Louise) definitely bloomed the first year. Not a whole lot of flowers because they were still a bit small. Lots of flowers last year, tho, which is why I'm starting a couple more varieties, Royal Wedding and Queen Alexandra.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 31, 2014 4:29 PM CST
I have the oriental poppy : papaver bracteatum, a big red one, sown as a winter sow.
But I don't expect flowers until next year.

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