This beauty only blooms once a year, but oh how gorgeous it is for the one and only show! This is a pass-a-long from my Mother I got a few years ago. I had no idea where I would put it, and just stuck it in a bed along side the garage---and forgot about it. Every spring I watch as it turns from a neglected stem to beautiful flowers. I have about 5 or 6 blooms this year. The number of flowers varies some, but the splendor is constant. What a nice sight after a long day!