the clematis from Hirt's gardens, 3 was in my first order, 5 in my last order. Both times I received the packages within 3 days. The first 3 clematis' arrived very well packaged with 3 little healthy clematis plants. I planted those 3 within 3 days of there delivery. All 3 are thriving. The second package was also delivered timely, packaged very well and had 5 gorgeous healthy young clematis plants. These 8 are all very young clematis' but were healthy at delivery so it is now up to me to plant them well and keep them watered in the Kansas heat, so far so good.