And you could literally watch them bloom before your very eyes!! Once I trimmed off the "suckers" (bummer as I clipped like 8 that were otherwise potential bloomers), these started to pop the next day. And I am not making this up-from the time I started the grill, whacked some weeds and whatnot they had opened more. Then after dinner they were almost fully open. I have 7 plants now but this is the only one to bloom thus far. 3 of them do not have any buds yet...well I'm sure they have lots of friends but they might not bloom this year...I do not know.