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Can I cut this peony down now?

Posted by laceyvail 6A, WV (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 13, 12 at 6:36

My 'Abalone Pearl' normally has beautiful foliage all season, but botrytis arrived very early in the garden this year and AP has not a single unblighted leaf. It's so unsightly that I've been wanting to cut it down for weeks. Can I cut it now?

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RE: Can I cut this peony down now?

I would cut it down and remove all plant material to the garbage. I would then spray the area with a fungicide, I use a Bordeaux mix for its lasting quality. In our climate fungus diseases have no trouble living over the winter in the ground. Al

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