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Adonis flammea

Large pheasant's eye

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourDeep red, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Adonis flammea (Large pheasant's eye). This species of annual produces bipinnate medium green leaves. The flowers are single, 3 cms accross and either deep red or yellow and will bloom in late spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Pheasant's eye

Origin

S & C Europe, N & W Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in moist well-drained humus-rich soil with full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame as soon as they are ripe.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs.

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