(Adonis amurensis)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Adonis amurensis
Ranunculaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is cardiotonic[174, 218].

    The whole plant is an effective diuretic and tranquilliser[218].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this plant, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of poisonous plants so the following remarks are likely to apply to this species - a toxic principle is present in very small quantities in the plant. It is poorly absorbed so poisoning is unlikely.

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or else it can be slow to germinate[1]. Sow the seed in partial shade in rich soil in September or March[111]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow the plants on for their first winter in a cold frame. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in early spring or in autumn. The divisions can be difficult to establish[200], so it is probably best to pot them up first and keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing away actively.
Grows well in ordinary garden soil and in the light shade of shrubs[1, 111]. Prefers a sunny position and a humus-rich soil[111]. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. A very ornamental plant[1]. A greedy plant inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Plants take about 4 years from seed to flowering[111].
E. Asia – Siberia to China, Japan and Korea.

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