Perennials That Bloom the First Year

Most perennials take a couple of years to get established, especially when started from seed. Find out which plants will bloom the first season.

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Maltese Cross

Butterflies adore this plant. The fiery flowers of Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica) appear in early summer. Sow in a sunny location in moist, well-drained soil. Deadhead to prolong bloom. USDA Zones 3-10. Rose campion (Lychnis coronaria) also blooms the first year.

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