Ants On Peony Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Secane, PA
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Question by mommom30
April 14, 1998
How do we get rid of ants on our peony flowers? We can't bring them in the house because of the ants.

Answer from NGA
April 14, 1998
Ants like peonies because of the nectarary at the base of each flower that produces a high-energy food for visiting insects. You can immerse each flower in a bucket of water as soon as you cut it from the plant and the ants will float to the surface of the water. Just hold it down in the water for 30 seconds, head first. Remove from the water and place the stem in a vase of water to take indoors.

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