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Summer Pheasant's Eye Adonis aestivalis

Phonetic Spelling
ah-DON-iss ae-stih-VAH-lis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Summer Pheasants Eye can be grown as an annual or a perennial.   

Found in: Landscape in flower gardens as flowering herbaceous annuals and perennials

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Can be damaged by slugs.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#deciduous#poisonous#annual#orange#red flowers#orange flowers#herb garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#deciduous#poisonous#annual#orange#red flowers#orange flowers#herb garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Adonis
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herb
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are large, terminal, solitary, crimson, with many petal-like parts and stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The feathery leaves are alternate, highly divided into narrow segments. They look like fennel leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Sparsely branched.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poisonous if ingested (all parts are poisonous). CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Digitalis-like glycoside and possibly protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems