Black Swan bloomed on June 10th. It has a wonderful aroma. It is a stunning deep red. There is a strong stem to hold up the flower. This plant survived even after the damage to the first leaves in the early spring. Not sure if it was birds or the rabbit. This a rare peony and I am very happy to have it in my collection. I love the center with the edges of almost white around the red. I am looking foward to the future, when there will be more blossoms on the plant.