Adonis amurensis Regel & Radde
Adonis amurensis is a perennial.
Adonis amurensis was described by Eduard August von Regel and Gustav Ferdinand Richard Johannes von Radde. The name is considered as validly published.
Adonis amurensis is a species in the genus Adonis which contains approximately 37 to 53 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Adonis annua.
The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.
Adonis amurensis is deciduous. The dark-green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear and have entire margins. The leaves are around 20 to 30 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.
Flowers and Fruits
Adonis amurensis produces solitary yellow cup-shaped flowers from February to April.
The perennials produce nutlets.
Adonis amurensis is native to Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Sakhalin.
The perennials prefer a shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -40Â°C (USDA zone 3).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
- woods (soil usually rich in organic material)
Adonis amurensis is considered a collector's perennial. The recommended planting distance is 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing.
Adonis amurensis is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.