This Adonis seems to know it's spring before we do, sending out its cheery double yellow flowers as early as February. And over the years, as the clump expands, they develop into a bouquet. Like other Adonis and many spring bulbs, Fukujukai is evanescent. It disappears after bloom. But unlike many Adonis, it's slow to leave. The ferny foliage remains into late summer.
Members of the Adonis genus can be found from Sweden to North Africa to Japan. Some are perennial, spreading by rhizomes; others are annual. While they're generally happiest in part shade, they're fine in full sun with enough moisture. However, as natives of rocky areas and hillsides, they do insist on good drainage.
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover