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Keeping Ants Off a Trumpet Vine

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Ants on a Trumpet Vine
Trumpet vines produce a lot of nectar making them attractive to bees and ants. This is a guide about keeping ants off a trumpet vine.
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August 29, 20080 found this helpful

My yellow trumpet vine had a lot of black ants this summer. Is that normal? I never noticed this other summers. They were so many that a few came into the house. If ants are normal, can I spray something on the ants, or will I kill the plant? My plant is huge, about 15', it surrounds my deck for privacy. Hate to lose the plant, but want to lose the ants.

Marilyn

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September 5, 20080 found this helpful

From my experience, where there are a lot of ants, look for aphids.

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September 6, 20080 found this helpful

I have a huge trumpet vine on my balcony and it also has lots of ants but I don't mind as they feed on the aphids and keep them under control.

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July 9, 20160 found this helpful

I too have wondered if ants are actually needed to help open trumpet vine flowers, as is true for peonies. But there has been no response to this question. Please respond, if you can help answer this question. Thanks.

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June 9, 20170 found this helpful

I have found the opposite is true. Ants are sucking my flower buds dry, such that they shrivel up and do not open. A few buds have survived the ants, but thus far the ants seem to be winning the battle.

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