Adonis Flammea is also known as Pheasant's Eye red is a beautiful, attractive plant with dark-red flowers with contrasting dark hearts on deep-green stems surrounded by deep-green, featherly foliage. Beautiful in borders, in wild gardens and also in pots and large containers. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Annual. Height: 40 cm.
|Scientific name||Adonis aestivalis|
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|Flowering period||juli - oktober|
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Indoor sowing: end of march - end of april
Outdoor sowing: april - may
Germination: 20 -30 days
Germination temp.: 16 - 20°C
Sowing depth: ½ - 1cm
Plant distance: 20 - 30 cm
Sowing distance in rows: 10 cm
Plant position: sunny
Days till flowering: 70
Sow indoors in seeding trays or seperate pots with potting soil. Cover the seeds with a tiny layer of soil. Keep the temperature as even as possible during the germination. Don't let the temperature drop during the night. Keep moist. Cover the tray with a lid and the pots with some clingfilm to preserve the moisture. Remove the lid or clingfilm when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings outdoors to a sunny plot in mid may, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts. Keep about 20-30 cm apart.
Sow outdoors from end of april. Sow in rows 10 cm apart or broadcast the seeds. Cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep moist and weedfree. Thin the seedlings to 20 cm apart, when they're large enough to handle. Pheasant's Eye will re-sown itself. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. This annual is very well suited for a wild garden.