Are ants necessary for peonies to flower?


Are ants necessary for peonies to flower?


Ants aren’t necessary for peonies to flower.  The ants are attracted to the sugary nectar produced by the peony buds.  The nectar is a good food source for the ants.  Peony buds will open without the presence of ants.  

Learn more about growing peonies in Iowa in this article: Growing Peonies in Iowa


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