This particular variety holds longer in the cooler and in the vase, by far, than any other peony we've experimented to date. It is classified as a red but it's more of a very hot pink and it holds that color until the petals drop. The intense color make the whites pop and pinks tone down the effect. Moderate sized bloom fits almost any use. Favorite of the guys boutonnieres or for an accent on cream or white cakes. Bud size Double AA. Mid season bloomer usually available week three.