Can I cut this peony down now?

laceyvail(6A, WV)September 13, 2012

My 'Abalone Pearl' normally has beautiful foliage all season, but botrytis arrived very early in the garden this year and AP has not a single unblighted leaf. It's so unsightly that I've been wanting to cut it down for weeks. Can I cut it now?

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I would cut it down and remove all plant material to the garbage. I would then spray the area with a fungicide, I use a Bordeaux mix for its lasting quality. In our climate fungus diseases have no trouble living over the winter in the ground. Al

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 8:55AM
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