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pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

What is wrong with my peony?!! Only planted them this yr!! most of the leaves are brown!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976

    by this weekend it will be October. They aren't evergreen. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,690

    They look better than mine do, but that's Autumn for you. 

    Fear not pokhim.

  • The leaves will die off at this time of year, pokhim. It's not an evergree, new growth will start to appear again in the spring and your blooms should be even better next year! 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,180

    Mine look worse than that too.

    I think they do tend to look worse than a lot of other plants that are dying back though.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • They do die off earlier than a lot of perennials, but I'd never cut the leaves off until they'd died - the plants need the leaves so they can continue to photosynthesize and feed the crown of the plant. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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