I got a few fans of Carnival In Mexico last year and its one of my favorites. Yes i like gaudy and the only silver gray i have is in my hair. No room in the garden for noon blooming stuff except for back of the house where i like to have different greens sprinkled with the almighty daylily.
Well it bloomed great for me this year and reached its prescribed height. Cannot remember the bud count but this one will always have a place in my garden. Glad as heck i got it.
I really do not do much color matching but rather plug em in where i have room. If i think something will really clash then i dig something up and do some moving around so sometimes planting one new cultivar might take an hour. But that is just me.
Pat, i think its beautiful too.