I ordered a Diamond Ball and a Flore Pleno in Spring 2021. One of them, Diamond Ball, came broken at the bottom of the stem. I replanted it into a larger pot anyway, and in a few weeks a new shoot came up from the roots. Planted it in the garden, and it is blooming now. Then in August of same year, I ordered another Diamond Ball. I received a stocky plant with good root system. Replanted into a larger pot, now waiting for signs of new growth before planting it in the garden. So plant quality is very good, and Hirt s prices for clematis are unbeatable, esp. if several are ordered at once to reduce shipping price per plant. Clematis varieties offered are probably the widest choice around - a huge plus. Will recommend Hirts to friends and family.