What makes a peony abort its blooms?
I have a peony that I have been waiting to see bloom for 3 years. I actually planted it 3 summers ago. It got one bud this summer but than it turned black and dried up. It is in my perennial bed and I have one plant that is touching it but not shading it. I have another peony that started out with blooms and they never developed. I think they are getting plenty of sun. I have them planted with roses and the roses are doing great. We had a hot spell where we had unseasonably hot, humid weather for about 6 days. Could that have done it? What could be wrong? I was sooo looking forward to the blooms. BooHoo. Maybe next year.