Return to the Peonies Forum | Post a Follow-Up

sick peonies

Posted by flowergirl70ks 5/6KS (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 14, 09 at 17:45

I have 3 that are looking sick, they have had a rusty glazed look on the leaves and are going dormant early. I have no clue what could be wrong.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: sick peonies

I have a couple that are looking rough very early this year, I think it is all the rain we have had here. I wouldn't worry too much about it, just make sure when you cut it back in the fall to clear away all the foliage & stems so any disease will not carry over next year. If it is dormant now, I would go ahead & cut it back.

RE: sick peonies

It's definately not rain here, I'd say they are a good month early going dormant. They didn't look just right last year either. The plants are; Alex Woolcot, Red Grace, and Topeka Coral.

RE: sick peonies

There are a few diseases peonies are prone, but as far as I know the best care is to cut away all the stems & leaves to the ground, don't leave them there to carry the disease to next year. Don't add this debris to your compost pile either, it can live there then spread to your other plants. Adding a little compost around the soil can help rebuild them for next year, but don't add too much so that the eyes are covered too deep. Make sure there are no plants too close, the peonies need good air circulation.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Peonies Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here