Experts and BHG readers answer.
How can I get my peonies to bloom if there are no ants on the buds?
Don't worry; ants aren't needed to produce peony blooms. Ants often congregate on peony buds in spring because they come to harvest the sugary nectar that most peonies produce on the outside of their buds. Your peonies should flower just fine even if no ants show up.