Diseases on Peony

Asked April 23, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT

I have 2 peonies together in a planting bed. One is very deformed and the other doesn't look quite right. Others in different locations on the property are very healthy. I would like to know what this might be and whether I can put new plants in the same location. I have never seen this "blight" before and didn't find it on the internet.

Queen Anne's County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like herbicide damage, worse on the first photo. Herbicide could have been spread in your landscape, but could also have wafted over from a neighbor or farm.

The second photo's peony looks like it should outgrow it by next year. The first one not so.