Adonis 'Chichibu Beni'
Chichibu Beni Pheasant's Eye
Item #: 9660
Zones: 3a to 7b
Dormancy: Winter, Summer, Fall
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Asia, Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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We are thrilled to offer a limited number of the very rare orange-flowered Adonis 'Chichibu Beni'. Once thought to be a selection of Adonis amurensis, recent taxonomic work has shown this to be a hybrid between the diploid Adonis multiflora and the tetraploid (4 sets of chromosomes) Adonis ramosa. Like Adonis amurensis, Adonis 'Chichibu Beni' (Chichibu is a city in central Japan and Beni means red) opens as early as late January with semi-double cinnamon-orange flowers atop the dark stems, adorned with unfurling fern-like foliage. It will take several years for these to bulk up into a clump. We have found adonis grow best in moist organic soils.