Bought one of these June 2015 as almost an afterthought. By summer's end this plant looked more like an azalea bush that blooms all year.
Held up well in the cold and finally succumbed in November!
Got another this year and it is thriving to say the least.
Strong branches and leaves, prolific bloomer and deadheads almost without help.
The color is more a faded lavender which I actually prefer. A few of the blooms are almost a soft white with some light purple veins.
One of my top performers as it never needs anything but regular watering and fertilizer.
Not an eye popping color like sweet tart or tequila sunrise but for durability and unusually large blooms, this one is hard to beat.