We originally received this plant many years ago from Grigsby Gardens in Vista. We've had one planted out near our street with soil that's not the best and it's "survived" two winters with no protection from the rain and cold...and "survived" is the right word. It hasn't thrived. The plants themselves aren't that exciting, but the flowers are worth it. I took this photo this afternoon after we went for a drive with Ladybug and the dogs. I plan on planting one in a bed with excellent drainage this winter and see if it does better. Here's hoping!