How can I get my peonies to bloom if there are no ants on the buds?
I've heard that peonies need ants to bloom. I don't see ants on my peony buds. How can I get my plants to bloom?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

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.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors