Buying plants online - DON'T!
I've had bad experiences with several of the online plant/flower supply companies. Have come to learn that this is just "par for the course", and am passing what I have learned on to you.
Michigan Bulb Company will send you very, very small plants in a condition they call "dormant". After trying to nurse several of these back to life without success, I'm calling it "dead". Found out they pack and palletize the plants, but don't ship until their pallet is full - explaining shipping times of up to a MONTH and perhaps the dead plants as well.
Direct Gardening sends slightly bigger plants, and they seem to be alive. This would be good if they were the lovely plants pictured in their catalog - but so far I've gotten poison ivy (well, I did order a vine, but not that one!) and a healthy weed.
Shipping (or what they call "handling") charges are very high, and if you don't like dead plants you have to pay to ship them back, too.
I recommend finding something big and healthy at your local garden store, Home Depot, or Lowes. Save yourself some time, money, and disappointment.