Red Summer Adonis Aestivalis Seeds | Pheasant's Eye
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HOW TO GERMINATE RED SUMMER ADONIS AESTIVALIS SEEDS
To germinate red summer Adonis aestivalis seeds, follow these steps. Sow the seeds directly into the soil in the spring after the last frost date. You can also start the seeds indoors in pots 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Red Pheasant Eye prefers well-draining soil for germination. A sandy loam soil mix is ideal.
Adonis aestivalis prefers cool to moderate temperatures for germination. During germination, keep the soil temperature around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 21°C). Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Water the soil gently and avoid disturbing the seeds. Red Pheasant Eye seeds usually take 7 to 14 days to germinate.
CARE FOR RED SUMMER ADONIS AESTIVALIS PLANTS AFTER GERMINATION
Once established, Red Pheasant's Eye requires little watering. Water the plants deeply once a week or whenever the top inch of the soil is dry. They prefer full sun to partial shade, so they get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. You can apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer once a month during the growing season to encourage healthy growth.
Deadhead the flowers regularly to encourage blooming throughout the growing season. Adonis aestivalis is resistant to pests and diseases, but keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
USES AND BENEFITS OF RED SUMMER ADONIS AESTIVALIS
Red summer Adonis aestivalis is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes. Its bright red flowers with a black centre can add colour and beauty to any garden. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including heart conditions and circulatory disorders. It contains cardiac glycosides that positively affect the heart and circulatory system. Pheasant's Eye provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including bees and butterflies.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
Common Name: Pheasant's eye
Scientific Name: Adonis aestivalis
Growing Season: Annual
Soil Type: Well-draining
Sunlight: Full sun
Watering: Keep soil moist but not waterlogged
Temperature: Cool to moderate temperatures
Days to Germinate: 7-14 days
Use: Ornamental plant
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