I bought three of these in spring of 2012, planting them in mostly shade as directed. They performed EXACTLY as advertised! They survived a BRUTAL summer of heat and drought (I use above ground drip system). They were blooming when I planted them, they bloomed again from mid-July until frost - which was late - sometime in November. Their blooms this spring outlasted my other Azaleas. I bought three more yesterday to plant in the same bed! I HIGHLY recommend them!