Peonies forum: Variegated Foliage or Disease?

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Name: Kim Krodel
CT (Zone 6a)
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Krodero
Jun 15, 2017 2:21 PM CST
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I found this tree peony seedling in my patch today (out of Kamatanishiki, likely self pollinated, although I do have Feng Dan Bai in another bed in the general vicinity). It doesn't appear that the leaves are unhealthy and no other seedlings in that bed, or any other, have similar foliage. I looked up tree peony diseases and couldn't find anything that matched the look. What do you experts think? Does anyone know of any variegated-leaf peonies?

Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Jasmin
Jun 15, 2017 8:33 PM CST
Interesting Confused I wouldn't destroy it because we don't know what is going on. Is there anything else around that shows similar patters, any other plant? Hopefully, someone on this forum will have an idea.

I came across a research paper on viruses of ornamental plants a month ago. I've been planning to email the author re a violet with variegated leaves that showed up in my garden. I will mention your peony too.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Jasmin
Jun 15, 2017 8:39 PM CST
Just google "tree peony variegated leaves" and found this thread:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/di...

It seems as if the original image has been deleted, but if you google images you may still see it.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Name: Kim Krodel
CT (Zone 6a)
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Krodero
Jun 16, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Thanks for the link, Jasmin! I wish the photo was still available. Sad Anyway, I definitely won't destroy my seedling Smiling --I actually did the opposite and gave it some composted manure and a tomato cage for a little more protection. Now it's just a waiting game, I guess!

-Kim
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Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Permaculture Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Jasmin
Jun 16, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Kim,

You can still see the thumbnail image if you google "peony variegated leaves" and when you get results, click on the Images. The first picture of the first row is the picture of the peony with variegated leaves.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Permaculture Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Jasmin
Jun 16, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Found this link too:

http://www.hiddenspringsflower...

I would call Hidden Springs and asked about their peonies with variegated leaves. Who knows, they might also be interested in your plant.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Name: Kim Krodel
CT (Zone 6a)
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Krodero
Jun 19, 2017 1:04 PM CST
Another good lead! Thanks, Jasmin!

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