Pheasant's Eye ,Adonis Aestivalis, Wildflower Seeds
Great for wild gardens, slopes , mixed borders,woodland area.
|Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!||Duration: Annual|
|When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall||Ease of Germination: Easy|
approximately 3,200 seeds per oz
Summer Pheasant's Eye (Adonis Aestivalis) - Start Pheasant's Eye seeds and grow this annual to naturalize a landscape and add some bold color for interest and appeal. The Pheasant's Eye plant, also called Summer Pheasant's Eye, has finely cut leaves from 1 - 2 inches long. It is a mid-summer bloomer with small cup-shaped, dark centered red flowers that are 1/2 - 1 inch wide. It grows easily from Pheasant's Eye flower seeds, and it prefers fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Adonis Aestivalis Pheasant's Eye is useful for use in wild gardens, on slopes and mixed borders. It can grow in a light woodland area.
This red flowering plant is used for medicinal and ornamental purposes. The plant is a cardiotonic, diuretic and stimulant. The Pheasant's Eye flower is considered to be a diuretic, laxative and lithontripic. It is native to Europe but has been introduced elsewhere, such as the western and eastern parts of the United States. Caution must be used with this plant as it is toxic. Do NOT allow horses to eat the plant.
Directly sow Pheasant's Eye flower seeds outdoors into weed-free prepared soil. Sowing of the flower seed can either be done as a dormant planting in late fall after several hard frosts. Or, Adonis Aestivalis seed can be directly sown outdoors in the spring as soil temperatures begin to warm. Pheasant's Eye plants easily self-sow its own flower seeds, so each season, new plants will emerge. Deadheading the spent flowers will prolong the bloom season for the Pheasant's Eye plant.
Can be sown indoors at any time but best sown directly in spring before the last expected frost. Simply scatter the seeds into prepared soil. Germination takes 30-40 days and occurs as the weather warms to 18-20°C. Thin seedlings once danger of frost has passed.
Prefers an open rocky site in an alkaline soil. May require support.
Deadhead flowers regularly to extend the flowering window. Will self-seed freely if not deadheaded.
When to Sow (indoors): January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
When to Sow (outdoors): January, February, March, April
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