Amur Adonis - adonis amurensis, sow, plant,

Amur Adonis - adonis amurensis, sow, plant,

Adonid of Love, or Spring Adonid ...

Adonide. This perennial is one of the earliest of the year. It blooms as early as February, whether it shines or sells ... The spring adonide produces beautiful yellow flowers, a superb bloom on short and medium stems of 20 to 40 centimeters. The foliage is a dark medium green, very jagged, it lines the soil very densely making the spring adonid a perfect plant for borders and borders of flower beds! Also discover its annual cousin: the blood drop adonid, with red colors and much later flowering.

Botanical name:

• Adonis amurensis

Plant info:

• Cycle: Perennial
• Foliage: cadic
• Hardiness: Very hardy plant (-20 ° C plus)
• Family: Ranunculaceae - ranunculaceae
• Harbor : upright stems
• Exhibition: Sun and partial shade
• Ground : Light fertile and humus soil.
• Sowing: spring
• Plantation: September October
• Flowering: February to March
• Fructification:
• Rooting: Roots
• Cultivation area: Everywhere (See the rustic map of France and that of Quebec)
• Origin: Asia
• Honey plant:
• Edible plant: No
• Poisonous Plant: Yes


• Easy to grow.
• exists in single flowers and double flowers.

What advantages in the garden:

• Early flowering.
• Great hardiness.

What exposure for adonis amurensis?

• The spring adonid or love adonid likes the sun, even partial shade.

What soil?

• Humus soil, light and fertile.
• May be slightly acidic (Acidic or humus-bearing soil is black color, very rich in humus and its pH is less than 7)
• Can be slightly basic ie slightly chalky.
• The soil should be cool.

Method of multiplication?

• Division of the strain.
Seedlings are possible with the seeds of the year (fresh), they germinate quite easily and will take root in the garden.
• Dried seeds, for their part, are very difficult to germinate, which makes the results of sowing very hypothetical ... To germinate, they will have to undergo frost several times to break dormancy. In addition, it will take several cycles before flowering.
The "double" varieties of love adonis are sterile so impossible to reproduce by seed, of course !

When to divide?

• In spring, after flowering: in April.

When to sow?

• In spring, in April and May.

When to plant the adonid of love?

• Plant it in the fall, September or October.
• You can also plant it in the spring for flowering the following year.

How to plant them?

• Adonis amurensis, as seen above, is not too sensitive to soil quality, although the plant prefers light soils.
• Do not hesitate to mix in a little sand to promote drainage ...
• Work the soil at half the height of the spade.
• Place the adonis plants in a container every 30 centimeters.
• Fill with soil from the garden.
• Tamp and water.
• Keep the soil cool until emergence.

Culture in pots?

Growing spring adonid in pots is quite possible:
• In a large pot filled with potting soil.
• Place 2 to 3 plants.
• Water, then water regularly. It will be necessary to be attentive in the event of drought.

Interview with the adonide of love:

• Keep the soil cool.


• During the months of June and July (some varieties flower longer)


The genus Adonis includes 25 species
Adonis aestivalis, known as Adonis drop of blood (annual plant)
Adonis annua, the fall adonis
Adonis amurensis "Beni nadeshiko", with orange flowers
Adonis amurensis « Fukujukai ', with semi-double flowers
Adonis amurensis "Flore Pleno", a double orange variety

What to plant with the cohosh?

• Plant adonis amurensis with crocuses or snowdrops.

Use :

ATa garden: on the edge, in a massif, in freedom in the lawn ...
• Without garden:
in a large pot, plant several plants per porch to create density.

Quick sheet:

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