Brown places on peony
I have a peony that has rust I guess anyway the leaves have brown places on them. Can you help. I am in zone 7 and the plant is on the east side of my house if that helps.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Well this could be rust, but it could be a natural die back. Peonies die back naturally and generally look kind of splotchy and sad this late in the season. It's nothing to worry about. Just leave the leaves in place until they dry up and the plant is dormant for the winter. Then, clip them away just above the soil line.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors