Over the last couple of years we have ordered a total of 9 clematis from Thorncroft. Plants are well packed and delivery is quick. All have been excellent plants, good sturdy growth, lots of stems and good root system. This one, Samaritan Jo, is lovely - looks just like the photo and has flowered abundantly. Good thick growth, not at all straggly. We grow it up a trellis in a semi-shaded position (gets late afternoon sun) and it's thriving. have bought clematis from other suppliers in past and whilst they may be marginally cheaper the plant quality and service at Thorncroft is far superior. Highly recommend and would buy again.