A couple of plants that I started this year win the Fast Starting Award, achieving bloom under lights in a short time. Agastache aurantiaca, a native perennial, was started 1/17/11 and has been blooming since 4/18/11, and Asperula orientalis, a Euro-Asian annual that self-sows, was started 2/7/11 and has been blooming since 4/15/11. The remarkable thing is they are blooming under lights. The Asperula is supposed to be sky blue but is a pale magenta or lavender under lights. I will have to see how that changes if grown outdoors.
My Cinnamon Basil also is blooming but is not getting an award since that is not a desirable quality in a Basil plant.
Happy growing , Hannah