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Adonis brevistyla

Pheasant's eye

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Adonis brevistyla (Pheasant's eye). This species is a clump forming perennial with narrowly ovate, divided mid-green leaves. The single flowers which emerge from the blue buds are white, tinged with blue and cup-shaped. They are 5 cms accross and formed on the ends of the stem.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

China, Tibet, Bhutan

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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