Seeing this color in the garden this early in Spring is almost non-existent. That's one of the reasons why we bought this coloration. It changes with the daylight going from a magenta red to a nice deep tomato red when the sun is at its highest. Always interesting to look at. I am so glad it seems to love it here because it is spreading. Can you imagine a whole little patch with 10 or 12 of these beauties blooming? A car stopper for sure!