I have had Buddy Hudson for three or four years and absolutely love it. Although it has not increased as much as I would like, I attribute that to its location in a bed with s large crape myrtle and to the fact that I have never fertilized it. The foliage is always pretty, and it has never shown any signs of rust.
I originally bought Buddy Hudson because of its name. We have a grandson named Hudson whom we frequently call "Huddy Buddy."