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06-16-2019 10:52 PM
@Flatbush , aren’t they lovely? My father was quite a gardener and he had them all over the backyard. Many years later, they live on at my brother’s cottage. Isn’t that nice?
I heard that ants were necessary to open the flowers but I am not sure if that is just an old wives’s tale,
There is a new plant called a fern peonies. They are simply gorgeous and on my list. LM
They are beautiful. How nice that your brother was able to grow them in his own Garden> I bet seeing them brings some lovely memories of your Dad.
06-17-2019 10:50 AM
I have a huge peony bush on the side of my house which I ignore. And yet, it's magnificent. The flowers are ALWAYS covered in ants. I mean...covered. This is one of the reasons I ignore it and because it's out of sight due to it's location. I've spoken with enough gardeners/landscapers and other than buying a frame so it can stand up taller, the ants are part of having one. There is some symbiotic relationship they have so don't spray it/don't do anything.
So I just leave it alone.
06-17-2019 12:03 PM - edited 06-17-2019 12:25 PM
Two things: ants aren’t needed to pollinate or help open the buds. That is an old wives’ tale. They are attracted to the exuded nectar.
Those fernleaf peonies are more of a rock garden- woodland garden geared peony.
This website sells them & they ship in the fall. You can request a catalog by mail too.
I love this peony which is a cross between a tree peony & a herbaceous peony. Leave at least 4’ of space for it in full sun.
06-17-2019 05:19 PM
I have pink ones and white ones; got them from my mom and MIL over 20 years ago. They were beautiful this year. Always covered in ants, so I never cut bouquets for inside the house.
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