Adonis

Adonis is a genus in the Ranunculaceae family with leaves and flowers much like the genus Anemone. Many are annuals, but there are also some rhizomatous perennials.


Adonis amurensis is an Asian species found on open slopes and in scrub. It flowers in early spring and has purple sepals and yellow petals. Photos 1 and 2 by John Lonsdale. Photo 3 by Rimmer de Vries.

Adonis amurensis, John LonsdaleAdonis amurensis, John LonsdaleAdonis amurensis, 21st April 2014, Rimmer de Vries

Many cultivars have been developed in Japan with incredible colors. The ones pictured below were obtained from Peters Nursery in Germany. Photos by John Lonsdale.

Adonis amurensis 'Chichibubeni'

Adonis amurensis 'Chichibubeni', John Lonsdale

Adonis amurensis 'Fukujukai'

Adonis amurensis 'Fukujukai', John Lonsdale

Adonis amurensis 'Genshu Fukujuso'

Adonis amurensis 'Genshu Fukujuso', John Lonsdale

Adonis amurensis 'Shiun'

Adonis amurensis 'Shiun', John Lonsdale

Adonis amurensis 'Titibushinkou'

Adonis amurensis 'Titibushinkou', John Lonsdale

Adonis brevistyla is from Bhutan, China and Tibet where it is found on open slopes. It has small white flowers and blooms early summer. Photos by John Lonsdale.

Adonis brevistyla, John LonsdaleAdonis brevistyla, John Lonsdale

Adonis vernalis is found on rocky limestone slopes in Europe. It has golden yellow flowers. Photos by John Lonsdale.

Adonis vernalis, John LonsdaleAdonis vernalis, John Lonsdale

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