(Adonis aestivalis var. ‘Pheasant's Eye’)
Pheasant's Eye is a tender perennial flower that is native to Mediterranean but can be found growing in the western United States as an annual. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 24” and features branching stems, green fern-like leaves, and 8 petaled flowers that range in color (scarlet red, orange, and yellow) which have a purple spot at their base. This plant be grown in a container, attracts bees and butterflies, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
Variety: Pheasant's eye
Also Known As: Summer Pheasant's Eye, Adonis’ Flower, and Blood-drops .
Native to: Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Krym, Morocco, Nepal, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia
Introduced into: California, Czechoslovakia, Idaho, Montana, Netherlands, New York, Oregon, Utah.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium. Moist Soil.
Soil Moisture: Prefers well-drained soil.
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles.
Containers: Grows well as a container plant.
Stratification: No Stratification
Germination Ease: No Stratification
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Produces: branching stems, green fern-like leaves, and 8 petaled flowers that range in color (scarlet red, orange, and yellow) which have a purple spot at their base.
Toxicity: A toxic principle is present in very small quantities in the plant. It is poorly absorbed so poisoning is unlikely. The plant is poisonous to horses.