Adonis genus (Pheasant's eye). This genus of plants is named after the hunter Adonis of ancient Greek myth. They are spring flowering perennials, which are grown for their foliage and large yellowish flowers which will appear in late winter and early spring. These plants are dormant by late spring, so you need to make sure you plan for this when planting and provide filler plants to take over when they fade.
Annuals or Perennials
Myth has it that Adonis, the beautiful son of Cinyras, King of Cyprus, was loved by Venus but was slain by a wild boar. After death the grieving Venus transformed him into this flower.
Grown for their foliage and flowers.
They are fully hardy and will grow well in semi-shade with moist but well drained soil.
Propagation is by seed when fresh in late summer or by division after flowering.
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