How to kill ants on peonies>

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  • Tkf13005277 Tkf13005277 on Jun 09, 2017
    I've heard you are not supposed to kill them. They eat something on the bud that allows the flower to bloom.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jun 09, 2017
    You don't want to kill the ants! They eat the 'wax' off the peony buds so that they will open up.

  • Map16709741 Map16709741 on Jun 09, 2017

    thank you, I'll stop fussing about it--just make sure all the ants are off before cutting for the house.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 09, 2017
    leave the ants alone/they will not harm the peonies.

  • Ell14409386 Ell14409386 on Jun 09, 2017
    Don't know about that but if you have a bug problem, I take a few DROPS of dish soap in a gallon of water. Careful not too much soap, mix gently and thoroughly, Pour into your spray bottle. When dusk comes (Sun going down) spray your plants well. The next morning when you hose the soap off we rarely find any remainders!
    Good Luck, hope this helps.
    Ellen T.