My Fern Leaf Peony from Larry was covered with ants.
Here you can see that the ants are still busy. Ants love peonies.
It was a beautiful bloom this year!
That is a beauty of a color and I love the leaves. Yes peonies are loved by ants. I have to keep my peonies far away from the house and we float them in a large bowl of water as a center piece. I just love love love peonies!
I don't blame the ants. The smell alone is ... divine. Goodnight Gram has a recipe for peony jam on her blog. If I had some peonies, I'd make it. Imagine how it would taste!
I actually gave my peony away. I couldn't handle all the ants.
The one peony that I moved to the new place had many buds as I brought a big clump. Only three blooms actually bloomed though. Maybe next year you can have two blooms.
My peony hasn't popped yet. Maybe it's because there are no ants tickling it.
I actually thought peonies require ants in order to open. But I could be wrong. Sure is a pretty color, I must say! :-)
I've never seen that many ants on a Peony before. Kind of creepy but harmless.I have a Peony that colour but it isn't a fern leaf.
I've also heard that the peony needs the ant for the bloom to open. Don't know if that's right.
I had also heard that peonies need nots to bloom. Yours is beautiful.Blessings,Betsy
I was going to say the same thing, all of it! Next to no ants here and the peonies are gorgeous!
I used to have a fern leaf on the farm. You are right...this year I had the most blooms ever but down here there just tiny ants on them and not very many at all. Strange down here....few mosquitoes too...very few but lots of ticks!!!
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