ADONIS

Pronunciation: (o-doh-nis) Family: Pheasant’s Eye, Red Morocco, RANUNCULACEAE A favourite European and American annual not often seen in southern hemisphere gardens, the Pheasant’s Eye (Adonis aestivalis) is closely related to Ranunculus, with feathery, dark green foliage and 4cm/2in flowers like scarlet buttercups. It enjoys light soil, moist and rich: should be sown in situ, late autumn or early spring. Seeds take 2 weeks to germinate and young plants should be thinned to about 30cm/12in spacing; they grow to 40cm/15in. Fertilize and water regularly, but don’t expect flowers till early or midsummer. Adonis do well in light shade, prefer coastal or … Continue reading ADONIS