Peony plants & ants

I am about to plant a peony bush under a kitchen window but have now been told that ants are attracted to peonies. Is this true and should I be concerned about it to plant it away from the house? I want it to be seen from the window in hopes to attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Please comment! Thanks!
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
Ants are only attracted to peonies just before the flowers open. They dine on some of the nectar that's released by the flower as it opens. And, as it happens, the ants ultimately help protect the buds from other insects that might eat the flower. It works out well for ant and peony. The ants won't stay around when the peonies have finished blooming and won't hurt your house. Note though that peonies are not necessarily magnet plants for either hummingbirds or butterflies. I love peonies and think they have amazing fragrance, but I've never seen a butterfly or hummingbird on my plants. Honeybees love them, but don't expect them to attract much else.

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I would NOT plant a peony bush near my house - they do attract ants. I have my planted far away from the house by within view of the window. I would suggest along your walk way or drive way so you and your guests can enjoy their fabulous scent as they enter your home.
Submitted by honeybj
I would NOT plant a peony bush near my house - they do attract ants. I have my planted far away from the house by within view of the window. I would sugges along your walk way or drive way so you and your guests can enjoy their fabulous scent as they enter your home.
Submitted by honeybj