Why did my peonies turn black?

jannie(z7 LI NY)July 8, 2007

A month ago, I had nine buds on my peony plants. One bloomed. The other eight have turned black. What happened? They were not over-=watered, and they get plenty of sun.

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Hi Jannie,

You have botrytis problems. You need to clean up the area around the plant - and cut the rotted flowers and discard them. Do not recycle any part of the plant.

Good Luck,


    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 11:11PM
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You may be getting too much water on them. I have an irrigation system that sprinkles from the top and all of my leaves are browning out.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2007 at 1:17PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

I also have botryitis. As soon as this heat breaks I will cut off everything and send it to the landfill.
Then what? Should I spray the ground with something? Benomyl? Phalthan? Something else?
Linda C

    Bookmark   August 13, 2007 at 12:00AM
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