Slower growing than annuals, these flower varieties mature in their second season of growth. During their first season, they generally form low-growing stems and leaves before settling down for a period of winter dormancy. The next spring or summer, they reward your patience by blooming before the plant dies. However, they're often prolific self-sowers, so you can plan for them to return to your garden for many more than just two seasons!
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