I planted them in pots and all successfully started growing. Over last several weeks a few of the peonies have been wilting and their leaves have been shriveling at the edges. Of these 3 the white one is in some distress and I need some help. Many of the tree peonies have the leaf coloration that your plant has. Others really bronze. Peonies are relatively disease and pest resistant plants, however there are a number of ailments that gardeners should be aware of. Faced with a peony with heavy flowers falling into the dirt, must gardeners stick a heavy stake in the back and wrap a cord around the circumference of the plant. Fusarium is a fungus that lives in the soil and will attack the roots of many common garden plants. If they do not, then it is a sign of distress or maybe root disturbance. Last year this peony had some stems that were black near the ground. I have 3 peony plants: a pink "Sarah Bernhardt", a dark fuschia and a white (not sure of the varieties of these last 2). Can anyone help me to identify what is going on with this peony. While it doesn’t actually do any damage to the plants, the fungus draws water before the plant roots do, leading to the drooping symptoms. Black spots on peony leaves are caused as a result of watering the peony bushes from the top. For plants in the ground, you can place a plastic bag over them to insulate them from the cold. I'm wondering what the problem might be. Hello, last autumn I bought a collection of 8 peonies from J.Parkers. Do you experience sudden change in temps and humidity? I have learned that sometimes peonies droop because the plants moisture distribution cannot keep up with the rapid growth, thus the drooping. Diseases that commonly afflict peonies are associated with lack of air movement and cool wet conditions, minimizing these factors may be difficult, but recognizing them can allow them to be addressed. And others the … Peony bushes absorb water through soil. I think that is one thing that give tree peonies such nice early spring interest. The leaves on one of my peonies are quite yellow. It gets the job done, but isn't very attractive in the garden. Stems all look good right now, but leaves are yellow (a little brown at the edge) and seem to be narrow. See photos attached. In any gardener’s flower bed, plants can be subject to damage. Most people who invest in the so-called "peony hoops" or other grow-throug Unfortunately several days ago one peony's leaves have wilted and I do not know why and what to do. The fungi in turn cause these black spots that could be phytophthora blight. Have a look at the pictures. By the end of a day or two, they should perk right back up. I have inspected carefully and cannot find any insects eg. They don’t need water to be sprinkled on their surface. I cut them out below ground. If done so, they become an ideal environment for germination and growth of fungi. The color somewhat fades to a typical leaf green about the time bloom ends. spider mites, mealybug, etc. Frost will make the plants die back for the winter. Some are quiet red/purple. The most severe case is a division I took from a larger Peony * At the sellers direction planted in a deep hole (3'x3') with equal parts mix of native soil, compost, and stone dust. There is no treatment for Fusarium, and all you can do is pull up the plants and get rid of them. Whether it be a misplaced garden spade that shears a root ball, a lawn mower running in the wrong place or an errant dog that digs in the garden, damage to plants happen and problems with peony plants are no exception. One indication of this happening is the leaves wilting and curling.