Flowering Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by boh4tk
February 10, 2000
What perennials flower the first year?

Answer from NGA
February 10, 2000
For the most part perennials will not flower until the second year, although a few may flower very lightly if they are started from seed quite early. Here are some you might obtain a few blooms on the first year they are grown from seed if started very early (indoors or in a greenhouse) : "Southern Charm" verbascum, purple coneflower, lance-leaf coreopsis, gaillardia, dianthus, the "Foxy" foxglove, and perennial sweet peas.

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