Sometimes I plant out things I grow from seed , and , well forget about them. They often don't bloom in the first year.
Echinacea pallida I grew last spring , I dotted the tiny plants between other plants . Hoping they would survive; and here is my first bloom !
It took a bit of searching through old seed orders to find this one . Eryngium alpinum superbum …I bought the seeds in 2014 . So , it's taken two years for these to bloom . It's a perennial , not a biennial, so I don't know where it's been hiding.