Peonies Curling Flower Buds Small And Not Growing And Leaves Turning From Green To Purple

Question From: m. quiding - Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Q: Hi.. my peonies are beginning to curl and the flower buds are small and appear to have stopped growing, also the color of the leafs are turning from green to a reddish / purple color! I have mulched and fertilized two weeks ago we have had rain every day for past ten days. any help please and thankyou mq

A: Your peonies may have been hit with some frost that had damaged the buds. Hopefully some warm weather will bring them around. If the damage is severe the buds will die. Time will tell. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.