Leo’s Orchid. Seidl or other hybridizer. Unregistered garden named suffruticosa cultivar. The actual origin is unknown, but we can say that it is a beautiful and unique flower. There is a possibility that it is a named cultivar, but to date we’ve been unable to find a close match. ‘Leo’s Orchid’ has a light overall orchid pink coloration which is progressively lighter moving away from the center of the flower. The reddish-purple flares are large and feathered. Petals are notched, frilled and creased to create a full affect. Stigmas and sheath are coral-pink. The long filaments are 3/4 violet, are tipped in white and lay away from the carpels to expose their brilliant coloration. Overall flower is ornate and carried on stiff stems. Plants have elongated, but fairly typical suffruticosa foliage. Plants grow to 4 feet in Wisconsin and likely more in less rigorous climates. Annually productive plants are dependable for bloom during the early part of woody peony bloom season. Ships in late September to mid October. AGE: Field grown, 4+ year old graft or division from larger plants – our choice of available plant material upon harvest.