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Peonies infected with fungus. Too early to cut them down?

Posted by Merilerole 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 18:58

Hi there! I went on vacation and when I returned I found the peonies completely covered in the powdery white fungus with black spots. Is it too early in the summer to cut it down to the ground? Any other suggestions? Much obliged for your input!

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RE: Peonies infected with fungus. Too early to cut them down?

If they are completely covered you may as well cut them down. Fungus can only be prevented, not reversed. Remove all the infected plant material from the garden to the garbage. I would spray the ground with a good fungicide afterwards. Al

RE: Peonies infected with fungus. Too early to cut them down?

Thank you Al. I'll do that, as they are completely covered. I appreciate your input!

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