Peonies forum: Problem with new 2018 growth

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(Zone 8b)
Mar 26, 2018 9:12 AM CST
The new growth started off good, but as photo shows it seems to
be curling and leaves (bottom)just don't look good. We have another on other side of house that's green (top) and looks good.
Both photos enclosed.
Can anyone help with problem. Thanks LD
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chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
Mar 26, 2018 10:44 AM CST
What is the temperature and humidity like there?
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mar 26, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Welcome LD, Welcome!
If you add your USDA zone to your profile it helps in diagnosing problems.

The bottom photo looks like it has some frost/ freeze issues. It should be fine. Both plants look so young that they probably won't bloom this year.
Just my opinion.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Mar 26, 2018 3:41 PM CST
Those could be freeze issue or heat issue. If you are in a warm zone, I think the peony leaf curl is caused by the heat from the bricks that are placed too close to the peony. I advise that you either remove the bricks or place them at least two feet away from the peony. .
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Apr 1, 2018 6:32 AM CST



The peony in your first photo looks too young to flower. The second photo looks like it could be frost damage. Peonies usually recover pretty well, being spring growing plants. Keep us posted on developments.

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