Countryside Gardens, Inc. - Peony Farm

Minnesota Peony Grower and Hybridizer

Are Ants Needed To Open Blossoms?

Laverne Dunsmore
Our fields bloom whether ants are present or not.

Our fields bloom whether ants are present or not.

Out For A Picnic.

Out For A Picnic.

This is a myth that has been perpetuated for generations with no foundation. Ants are attracted to the sugar on the flower buds just as they are attracted to sweets at a picnic. We have very few ants in our fields, but have an abundance of blooms every year.