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Adonis aestivalis

Summer pheasant's eye

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.4m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Adonis aestivalis (Summer pheasant's eye). This species is an annual which will grow about 60cm high. The leaves are finely divided, and it will produce small red-yellow flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Pheasant's eye

Origin

C. S. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow well in semi-shade with moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed when fresh in late summer or by division after flowering.

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