Any way to keep foliage looking nice?

katnip_ct(z6 CT)May 9, 2005

After the blooms are spent, the foliage looks OK for a while, but then my leaves start browning and look pretty ugly. Is there a way to prevent this? Should the foliage be cut back?

Thanks!

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EGO45(6bCT)

Generally, in CT peony foliage stays pretty much in good shape till October and only then start decline.
The only two reasons I could think of why yours foliage is not good, either you forgot to water them from time to time and they are going into early dormancy or they have a Botrytis.
There are plenty of info on a net about this fungus, but i include the link to the article that explain this particular and many other peony problems in a simple terms.

Here is a link that might be useful: Peony problems

    Bookmark   May 10, 2005 at 12:29AM
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diannp

It's probably Cladosporium. Heres a link that helps explain it..

Diann
IA Z5a

Here is a link that might be useful: Cladosporium

    Bookmark   May 10, 2005 at 12:44PM
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