The Q&A Archives: Ants on Peonies

Question: What is the best way to rid my peony buds of ants? Michael Andorsky Baltimore, MD

Answer: Leave those ants alone!! They are doing you a favor!! Peonies and ants have a symbiotic relationship. The peony produces substances the ants like and, in turn, the ants protect the peony from predators! Fascinating, don't you think?!

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