One thing I can count on to bloom in my yard. We cut this back every year but it just keeps on growing. Not much else does. I think that the deer must not like this or it wouldn't grow like this. A few years back we had a garage sale. It all took place very close to this bush. About mid day out walks a deer. It had been sleeping inside of the bush. Maybe they don't eat it because they like to hide there. Happy Blooms to you.