Should I cut the leaves off my peonies?
Peonies actually need little pruning, but it is important for the plant’s good health and to maintain its shape. Cutting away dead foliage also helps control insects and diseases.
What does Overwatered peony look like?
Black buds or stems
Blackening peony buds or stems are signs of a fungal disease called botrytis. This often shows up on peonies that are overwatered in poor draining soil, or if plants are crowded, which allows moisture to hang out.
Do peony leaves stay green all year?
Their dark green foliage stays attractive all season long. In fall, peony foliage will sometimes take on hues of red or gold.