I planted it last summer. It's in shade. It had compost on planting, and was mulched all summer. I watered it when it looked like it needed it. And it has just.... sulked. It hasn't changed size much since planted, and it hasn't bloomed. It's sorta droopy.
We have soil which tends towards acidic and has more rocks than one really wants, but I picked out the big stones when I planted and also added some compost and plenty of mulch; it also gets naturally mulched by leaves falling from the trees around it. I can't remember specifically, but I'm pretty sure there were no significant roots immediately around where i planted it - obviously, with trees all around there ARE roots, but I think it's immediate vicinity was sort of between larger root sprawl.
What does its little photosynthesizing self want/need to thrive and bloom?