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Adonis annua

Pheasant's eye

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.45m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Adonis annua (Pheasant's eye). This is a annual that will flower in the summer; the cup-shaped flowers are bright red, about 3cms wide and they have a black centre. The leaves are bright green and finely divided.

Characteristics

Annual or Biennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S. Europe, S.W. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Gritty, Lime-rich, Chalky
  • 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

By seed

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