I have been on the prowl for a hardy clumping ( which means "behaving") type of bamboo for a few years now. I have read about them .. wondered about them .. yearned for a chance to try one out and BANG ! all of the sudden I find Green Panda fargesia rufa at one of my haunts Canadian Tire ... yes .. I AM CANADIAN .. I guess you would have to have that TV commercial to get the full impact of that statement (something to do with beer ... I think ).. in any case .. being the pessimistic soul I am I had to buy two of them .. just to be on the safe side .. I have two locations in mind and I'm hoping these puppies work out for one heck of an eye catching WOW ! factor to my gardens .. and here I thought I wasn't going to be excited about much this time of year when it came to my garden .. I thought there wouldn't be any surprises left in the season .. but I'm one happy camper now ! Anyone else with experience in this department please let me know what you think of it ?