Adonis aestivalis (Summer Pheasant’s Eye) [20 Seeds]


Cannot ship to Oregon.

Germination Information: In my experience, summer pheasant’s eye does best if sown where you want the plants to grow, though I’ve had some luck transplanting seedlings while they are still small. I recommend surface-sowing the seeds right where you want them to grow, in late winter to late spring; they will sprout when the temperature is right. Once you get this species started and allow some seeds to form on the plants, they are likely to self-sow.

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If you’re always on the hunt for unusual annuals, summer pheasant’s eye (Adonis aestivalis) is an eye-catching species worth considering, with cupped, vivid red, dark-centered flowers over feathery, bright green leaves. In my southeastern PA garden, it flowers mainly in early summer; in cooler areas, or from a late-spring sowing, the show may not start until midsummer. Clipping off the spent flowers can extend the bloom season. Height in bloom is typically 12 to 18 inches. Do not plant summer pheasant’s eye where it may be eaten by people, pets, or livestock. Also, be aware that it is considered a weed in a number of western states (and currently considered invasive in Oregon), so you may want to skip this one if you live in that region. Full sun. Annual.

Cannot ship to Oregon.

Harvested in mid July 2022. At least 20 seeds.

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