White Dust on Peony Leaves

valcarr113April 6, 2009

I have had the bush in my yard for about 7-8 years and the last two seasons they have had white dust on the leaves. They still bloom as usual, but lately not as much as they used to. I dont add these leaves to the compost as I am afraid it will damage what I have, and I dont want to dig them up if not necessary. I may have a picture and can post, but if someone knows what this is, please tell me how to cure and what to do!

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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

powdery mildew?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 11:13PM
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valcarr113

Yes! I have been having brain farts on certain descriptions lately sorry. Its horrible and I don't know what to do to prevent it from reoccuring.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 2:03PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

The spores that cause powdery mildew need to be removed from the garden. Remove affected leaves and put in plastic bags in the garbage. As a preventive, spray a Bordeaux mix on the remaining plant and the soil around the plant. Try and prevent the foliage from being kept wet for long periods. Al

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 9:51AM
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