I was in a local wal mart last night and I saw some very pathetic looking sarrencia purpeas. I decided to save one (or as my wife would say "try") at the price of $3.97. I read in The Savage Garden that the author had once aquired several vfts at %50 off and I asked the cashier if that may be the case here considering that they looked in such poor condition. To my surprise, she said yes and I purchased four at the price of $1.50 ea! Now I know that these plants have a relatively long road of recovery ahead of them, but hey, it never hurts to ask now does it??