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Question on Store Bought Perennials

16 years ago

When you purchase a perennial from your local garden center or say Home Depots, Lowes, etc., are they considered first year perennials? Will they bloom that summer or not until the following year? Does anyone know?

I purchased a Lupine that other day from Home Depot and was told that it was actually the 2nd year for that plant, even though it was kind of small, about 7-8 inches tall and a few inches wide with no flowers. Are they correct in telling me that it's a second year plant?

Thanks in advance!


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