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Why did my peonies turn black?

Posted by jannie z7 LI NY (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 8, 07 at 13:57

A month ago, I had nine buds on my peony plants. One bloomed. The other eight have turned black. What happened? They were not over-=watered, and they get plenty of sun.


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RE: Why did my peonies turn black?

Hi Jannie,

You have botrytis problems. You need to clean up the area around the plant - and cut the rotted flowers and discard them. Do not recycle any part of the plant.

Good Luck,

L.T TRAN
www.thepeonystore.com


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RE: Why did my peonies turn black?

You may be getting too much water on them. I have an irrigation system that sprinkles from the top and all of my leaves are browning out.


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RE: Why did my peonies turn black?

I also have botryitis. As soon as this heat breaks I will cut off everything and send it to the landfill.
Then what? Should I spray the ground with something? Benomyl? Phalthan? Something else?
Linda C


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