Herbaceous Paeonia

Mary Ryan asked 10 years ago

I have a herbaceous paeonia that does not flower. It is planted in a sunny well drained spot. The leaves are shrivelled with brown spots. Can you advise me please?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
When peony does not flower it is usually due to unsuitable conditions. It needs full sunshine, and well-drained but not overly dry soil, and not too much competition form nearby shrubs or other plants.

It these conditions are being met, and it is planted long enough to be well established, it may be suffering from disease, especially viruses.

It might be simply drought as the soil is very dry in places.

Mulch it with garden compost and give it another couple of years. Virus-affected plants cannot be cured.