Like many others, I saw mixed reviews of Hirt's and decided to take a chance. They had a lot of plants I wanted for much less than anywhere else. Everything I ordered has survived. I got 2 beauty berries late in the season, so they are still quite small. One of them flowered as soon as I got it and has a few berries this fall. The leaves are not as purple or dark as the photographs indicate (the photos are from Proven Winners). They are definitely green, but with a darker tint than the plants around them. I hope they grow big next year and really put on a show!