I have grown the Silver Princess from seeds and they did bloom for me the first year. I love them so much better than those big Alaskan ones. Mine come back each year, but they are spotty. For some reason there will be patches of them in different spots that return, but they are very inconsistent. I have to transplant from the returning patches to get them where I want them. I have waited a little too late this year I think to move them because they already have buds and should be blooming before long. They germinated very well from seed, the first year I planted them I ended up with way more than I had room for.