Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Adonis aestivalis, Pheasant's Eye

Common Name: Pheasant's Eye

Genus: Adonis

Species: aestivalis

Characteristics of Plant
A plant that has very lacy looking and fern type foliage that gives it a cottage type look. The plant only gets about a foot or tall but produces large bright orange-red flowers with a dark eye in the spring. This plant is also a hermapthrodite. That means that it has both male and female (stamens and pistils) sex parts on the same plant for easy pollination and seed reproduction.

Seed can be winter sown, or if starting in the spring a warm and cold chill cycle is needed of 70F for 2 weeks than 40F for 4 weeks and than 50F for another 4 weeks.

The flowers bloom in the spring, so if starting indoors, start about 10 weeks before last frost date.

A beautiful addition to a border, garden or a container.

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Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Winter Sow

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Bees

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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"Adonis aestivalis ... Photo coyprighted to Jonna Sudenius"
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