Sigh. I know how she feels, so I took one and put it in a pot and when I get tired of it I'll toss it. I now have two of them, they are the size (I kid you not) of small shrubs. They really are pretty, but not what I wanted, and most likely not what she wanted either. I bought them last year when I was filling in for fall and some of them went down the street, whereupon they GREW.
So, poor Mom was being held hostage by my gift that outgrew its usefulness. Oi oi oi. Human beings are so complicated and they make me very tired sometimes.