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White Dust on Peony Leaves

Posted by valcarr113 6 NY (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 6, 09 at 13:38

I have had the bush in my yard for about 7-8 years and the last two seasons they have had white dust on the leaves. They still bloom as usual, but lately not as much as they used to. I dont add these leaves to the compost as I am afraid it will damage what I have, and I dont want to dig them up if not necessary. I may have a picture and can post, but if someone knows what this is, please tell me how to cure and what to do!

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RE: White Dust on Peony Leaves

powdery mildew?

RE: White Dust on Peony Leaves

Yes! I have been having brain farts on certain descriptions lately sorry. Its horrible and I don't know what to do to prevent it from reoccuring.

RE: White Dust on Peony Leaves

The spores that cause powdery mildew need to be removed from the garden. Remove affected leaves and put in plastic bags in the garbage. As a preventive, spray a Bordeaux mix on the remaining plant and the soil around the plant. Try and prevent the foliage from being kept wet for long periods. Al

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