Storm Damaged Peonies

neesie(4)March 5, 2009

Our property sustained a lot of damage from the Hugo storm last Memorial Day. My peonies were just starting to bud and afterwards it looked as through they'd been through a shredder! Only one peony, which was sheltered, made it through the storm. Please reassure me they will emerge even better this year! I have nine plants, total and would be sorry to see eight of them go.

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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Did you have any regrowth of foliage after the storm? The same day most of my plants were shredded from a hail storm. All regrew during the rest of the summer and some even bloomed though later than usual.

Perennials are tough. Unless your plants were under water for a long time and roots rotted I expect they will be back this year.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2009 at 2:03PM
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I think they should be fine. Just give them a little time. I've had some take a real beating and they come back fine. Peonies are really hardy guys. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2009 at 6:20PM
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