Your SLC flowers should improve the older the plant gets but...let me add the but... there are some uglys SLC's with bad flowers all around. If at least one of the flowers has good form and color then you will be fine.
As far as the Ondontioda.......Some of these can be really ugly. I have not seen color get any better with these at the nursery I used to work at. The form and flower count might improve but not usually the color.