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Any way to keep foliage looking nice?

Posted by katnip_ct z6 CT (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 05 at 18:41

After the blooms are spent, the foliage looks OK for a while, but then my leaves start browning and look pretty ugly. Is there a way to prevent this? Should the foliage be cut back?

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RE: Any way to keep foliage looking nice?

Generally, in CT peony foliage stays pretty much in good shape till October and only then start decline.
The only two reasons I could think of why yours foliage is not good, either you forgot to water them from time to time and they are going into early dormancy or they have a Botrytis.
There are plenty of info on a net about this fungus, but i include the link to the article that explain this particular and many other peony problems in a simple terms.

Here is a link that might be useful: Peony problems

RE: Any way to keep foliage looking nice?

It's probably Cladosporium. Heres a link that helps explain it..

IA Z5a

Here is a link that might be useful: Cladosporium

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