Like Lisa said, Startle has good years and bad years of bloom. The good years are very nice and I have had numerous scapes have flowers open at the same time, making for a lovely clump. The first 2 years that I had this plant it would not set pods and its pollen didn't seem to work either. As it matured, it became easier to set pods on. It is a very hardy plant in our cold winters and I definitely plan to keep it. I didn't happen to get bud count on it this year. It is not a super fast increaser in my zone.