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First-year Flowering Perennials from Seed

Many gardeners are hesitant to try starting perennials by seed because of the notion that you will not get to enjoy the flowers the first year. This is true for some perennials, but if you sow seeds for the perennials on this list early in the season, they will reward you by flowering within the same year. Some perennials even rival annual flowers, taking just a couple of months to flower from seed.

If you want the advantage of not needing to replant your garden beds every season, but still have gorgeous flowers the first year, this plant list is a good place to start when planning your next garden project. A gardening budget can go much farther by not having to purchase these first year flowering perennials in pots at the nursery. Besides, there is something so immensely gratifying about watching your plants emerge from something as tiny as a seed, and then live on to create enduring beauty for many years to come.

Agastache spp.
Agastache
Aster alpinus
Alpine aster
Armeria maritima splendens
Armeria
Pladycladon grandiflorus
Astra
balloon flower
Belamcanda chinensis
Blackberry Lily
Festuca glauca
Blue Fescue
Linum perenne
Saphyr Blue
Flax
Buddleia davidii
Butterfly Bush
Asclepias spp.
Butterfly Weed
Iberis sempervirens
Snowflake
Candytuft
Canna generalis
Canna
Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower
Dianthus caryophyllus
Grenadin
Dianthus
Chaenorhinum origanifolium
Blue Dreams
Chaenorhinum
Chinese Foxglove blooming
Chinese Foxglove
Origimi Columbinine flowers
Origami
Columbine
Heuchera hybrida
Melting Fire
Coral Bells
Coreopsis spp.
Coreopsis
Delphinium spp.
Delphinium
Dianthus deltoides
Arctic Fire
Dianthus
Dianthus barbatus
Barbarini Red
Sweet William
Dianthus deltoides
Brilliant
Dianthus
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Cheddar Pink
Dianthus
Dianthus barbatus
Sooty
Sweet William
Echinacea spp.
Echinacea
Oenothera spp.
Evening Primrose
Myosotis sylvatica
Victoria Blue
Forget-me-not
Digitalis purpurea
Camelot
Foxglove
Dalmation foxgloves blooms their first season. Digitalis purpurea
Dalmatian
Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea
Foxy
Foxglove
Meconopsis cambrica 'Rubra'
Frances Perry
Meconopsis
Gaillardia aristata
Gaillardia
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura
Solidago canadensis
Goldenrod
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hibiscus
Alcea rosea
Hollyhock
Papaver nudicaule
Iceland poppy
Sagina subulata
Irish Moss
Polemonium caeruleum
Jacob's Ladder
Eupatorium fistulosum
Ivory Towers
Joe-pye-weed
Centranthus ruber
Jupiter's Beard
Lavandula angustifolia
Blue Scent
Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia
Mini Blue
lavender
Ellagance Series Lavandula angustifolia
Ellagance
Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia
Vincenza Blue
lavander
Lobelia x speciosa
Lobelia
Lupinus polyphyllus
Lupine
Lychnis spp
Lychnis
Nepeta spp.
Nepeta
Physostegia virginiana
Obedience Plant
Penstemon spp
Penstemon
Polygonum capitatum
Polygonum
Papaver alpinum
Alpine Poppy
Primula x polyantha
Crescendo Mix
primrose
Prunella grandiflora
Prunella
Kniphofia spp.
Red Hot Poker
Salvia spp
Salvia
Erigeron karvinskianus
Santa Barbara
Daisy
Eryngium planum
Blue Glitter
Sea Holly
Eryngium planum
White Glitter
Sea Holly
Sedum spurium
Voodoo Sedum
Leucanthemum x superbum
Shasta Daisy
Stokesia laevis
Stokesia
Verbascum spp.
Verbascum
Verbena bonariensis
Purple Top
Verbena
Veronica vincenza
Veronica
Arabis caucasica
Wall Rockcress
Achillea spp.
Yarrow
Malva sylvestris
Zebra Hollyock


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