Garden lore has it that ants are needed for the peony to set bud and to open the blossoms. Not true! But the ants do have a symbiotic relationship with the peonies. The ants are attracted to the sweetness of the nectar. At the same time, they also eat insects that would be harmful to the peony petals.
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