the buds burst a little each day and it is blooming now, the first flower was on Dec 9th this year.
to view the size of the bush, check it out from last year, the whole bush... CLICK HERE and the label powder puff below shows the zillions of pics I have taken.
and about the 3rd day it is a 3 to 4 inch glorious ball of color. it blooms for several months.
And it makes a great Christmas Card.