For some years I have been growing this and a pretty similar variety called 'Toyama Nishiki'. To say they have a weeping habit is an understatement: these guys are terminally depressed! When we moved them to our present garden we tried to make them a little more upright by angling the stems back slightly in planting: they have responded by growing downwards at an even steeper angle. One is still in the ground but the other is in a tall pot simply to give it some height down which to tumble. They are alive and kicking, but I can't say they are looking great for their age. Please can anybody offer advice or share experience on ways to grow these ?closely related? varieties which keep them happy and show them off at their best? Thank you.