There are no upcoming events at this time. Tobacco rattle, Tomato spotted wilt, Alfalfa mosaic viruses: No treatment is recommended if plants are only mottle but are growing well. Peony growing can be a little tricky in warmest regions because peonies need chilling hours to bloom. Peony bushes are herbaceous perennial floriferous plants with a single, large, colorful, aromatic flower at the end of the stem. Master Gardener Gardening Guides. Float peonies, flower and all, in deep water in a bath overnight. Don’t worry, they won’t damage the plant. I am in Toronto, Sunny spot. The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae.Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Although peonies have few problems, they are susceptible to some diseases. Spent flowers should be removed and the plant should only be watered at the base. The relationships between the species need to be further clarified. White mold: Can cause stem rot on peony. Peonies need a little time to mature. Tag Archives: peony wilt. Search for: Events. Peony wilt causes the buds to look mouldy and the stems to wilt. Peony buds are very appealing to ants. The most common problem is peony wilt. It’s not unusual to see the buds crawling with ants. Patience. Doing so discourages the dreaded Botrytis which could lead to peony wilt. They are one-fourth to a meter tall and are … It’s best to avoid planting peonies too closely together. The entire plant may wilt, or only a portion of it. Hi, my herbaceous peony’s leaves are turning brown. Peonies are perennials grown for their large, showy flowers. Plants can also be moved in autumn. Cut back herbaceous peonies in the autumn and remove the foliage. Could you please advice what I should do? This is a botrytis that causes the stems to rot. 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