I was excited to try this plant for it's beautiful bloom color. Unfortunately, it has not done well. I'm hoping for it to come back, but all of it's tiny leaves have fallen off within 4 weeks (I received it May 8th, and it started looking terrible last week). I purchased it on Amazon but the seller was Proven Winner. It did come very well packaged. I was concerned when I took it out of the 1 gallon pot and realized that it was still a very young plant and hardly any roots except at the very top. It also did not grow at all from when I got it and all my other hydrangeas were growing like crazy during that time period. I am pretty certain that the site is good because it is right alongside an Annabelle hydrangea that I have had for a few years and it had enough water because we have an irrigation system. I couldn't find this plant in any of my local garden centers and I visited and called several in the Kansas City area. Hopefully, there will be more mature plants available next year but I would not recommend this plant for my area ...at least not this year.