It is looking really good. A few rotted leaves, but all the heads are good. The flowers are a little behind the main potted pant which has been in the greenhouse. Given our cold spring that is no surprise. The colour is though, I thought this was purely down to lack of water, but obviously it is general stress.
As for the main plant.
I gave it a little too much water and the red has faded as it's now happy. Time will tell if it survives being cut up for another year. It does however need to be re-potted. I had hoped to find a really nice hand made pot by now, but will re-pot it into one of the normal pots for the time being.
The purple background is a bit of a test. Remember in a previous post, mention of painting the patio wall. This is one of the colours being considered. Bright, but really sets the plants off. Sadly the OH is not so keen. She is however out during the day this Saturday.