Another one of those varieties classified as a red. Try explaining all the shades of red. I' say this one is a bit more on the blue side of the wheel versus the yellow side. Does that help? The picture is pretty accurate on our computer but who knows on your computer? I've heard it described as watermelon red. Rose shaped, I can promise you it is a beauty. And you can tone reds a bit with combining other colors. It really is a fabulous red that when combined with other colors will really pop. Gold Medal Winner in 1957. Bud size Double AA. 50cm stem length. Mid season bloomer usually available week three.