Flower in the first year? (Blue Vervain & Showy Goldenrod)
I have a rooftop deck in Chicago and wanted to add some native plants to the mix (in addition to some late summer bloomers). I'll be starting both Blue Vervain (Verbena Hastata) and Showy Goldenrod (Solidago Speciosa) from seed. I will start them indoors under lights in the next week or two. Do any of you know if either plant will bloom in its first year? They will be grown in 24" diameter pots in full sun. Thanks for any help that you can offer.
Take care, Pat