Peony blooms die off

spinner498July 4, 2010

I've got a Peony planted in my back yard, it's been there for 4 yrs. now. Every year it has produce several blooms. This year, it produce 2 gorgeous blooms and there were about 6 buds in various stages of growth. There was a torrential downpour ( I believe it broke the previous record by double) shortly after that all the remaining blooms turned brown and then black. A Google search turned up similar answers, that the plants have been planted too deep but that doesn't seem to fit in this situation. Any other explanation? The rest of the plant appears quite healthy.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
maifleur01

Fungi caused the browning. Nothing you can do this year but remove the dead buds and put in trash. The fungus is naturally occuring and may or may not effect your plants next year.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2010 at 10:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Adelman's Itoh Offerings for 2015
Has anyone seen Adelman's new peony catalog yet? They...
lizbest1
Sinking peonies
Most of my peonies are in raised beds, which over the...
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9
Help with Peony?
My peony flowers are so big on each stem, they lay...
artymarti
I'm So Bored!
Why does this winter feel SSSSOOOO LLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGGG??...
lizbest1
Sponsored Products
China Red Textured Silk Arc Tempo Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Bursting With Red Bouquet
$699.00 | FRONTGATE
Eliot Bumper Chaise - Key Largo Graphite Brown
Joybird Furniture
White Verona Bath Rug
$14.99 | zulily
M I Hummel Seasons of Good Cheer Ornament
Overstock.com
Monty Pendant by LBL Lighting
$520.00 | Lumens
Backyard Discovery My Cedar Playhouse - 37013
$599.99 | Hayneedle
Cassius Dark Silver One-Light Table Lamp
$286.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™