Adonis amurensis

Amur Adonis

Plant Type:


Adonis amurensis – Bright golden yellow cupped glossy blossoms from round yellow buds emerge in late winter or early spring atop thick stems occurring with the earliest hellebores and snowdrops. Each flower is about 1 inch in diameter. In a few years the flowers will emerge en masse in a domed clump as if it were an earthy bouquet. The leaves develop from the stems, are dull green ferny, refined and attractive. This is an herbaceous perennial that goes dormant in late spring… remember where you have sited it! Amur Adonis is gloriously beautiful and oh so welcome after the mounting string of cold, bleak weeks of winter. Site Adonis amurensis in humus-rich part to nearly full sun in humus rich woodland conditions. Established pot grown division.

From H. R. - W. J. Beal Botanic Garden (MI) on 4.14.2014: "So, Wayne, before I look through your catalog this spring I remember I wanted to mention our Adonis amurensis, which I bought from you, has gotten me rave reviews upon blooming this week. Not every company has every plant every time you want to order, but I have been looking for this one for literally years. Thank you, and thank you for making me look good in front of my bosses."


6-12 In


12 In


Item Description Price  
ADONAMU Adonis amurensis (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $22.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Adonis amurensis

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring into Summer


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Woodland
  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Humus Laden
  • Woodland
  • Fertile


  • Manchuria
  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Division