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