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blooms 1st year?
#92213 December 29th, 2006 at 08:43 AM
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I have read that perennials started from seeds do not bloom the 1st year. Does anyone know if this is true? If so, is there any ways to force the blooms?
I have a boat load of plants I am starting from seeds and I am praying they will all bloom in 2007. LoL

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#92214 December 30th, 2006 at 02:01 AM
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It is true to some extent, stuff like purple coneflowers and black eyed susan and allium, etc. will not bloom first year, I usually start my seed in summer and direct sow them (ones that don't need cold peroid) and let them grow a few months. that way after winter they will bloom

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#92215 January 1st, 2007 at 09:31 AM
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Thanks!!!

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#92216 January 23rd, 2007 at 02:46 AM
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I had a fair amount of success with perrenials blooming the first season... I put in Dahlias, Forget-me-nots, Blanketflowers (the slowest to start growing but very strong once in the ground) all put out a decent display fairly quickly. Though I started them indoors about this time of year last year so they were quite established, I don't know if that makes a difference. You can see here and here at the results.

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#92217 January 24th, 2007 at 01:47 AM
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aighead WOW!!!!!!!!! that was an awesome reference I have book marked this as I have some of those same seeds going!!! Thanks sooooo much for posting this .. AWESOME thumbup flw

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#92218 January 25th, 2007 at 04:10 PM
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Wow......that is pretty cool!!!!!!!!

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#92219 February 12th, 2007 at 07:51 AM
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Actually, I usually don't grow too many things from seeds; but about three years ago, I started some of my 'Blue River II' Hibiscus from seeds and they did bloom the first year. thumbup I was really surprised and very pleased! smile


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