Thank you so much, BigBill. Since I am not in California myself, I will let my sister know about your feedback and see which of the three reasons that you stated might be why her Wisteria is not blooming. She loves lavender and has a gigantic lavender (as well as pink) Bouganvilla, which she has had for years and blooms beautifully. I that she will be happy if/when she can get the Wisteria plant that is not blooming full of beautiful flowers also.
Again, thank you!