At least some of the delphiniums, papavers and adonises germinate very imperfectly, if at all, in direct light.
adonises are very neat in habit, and the foliage is fine and interesting.
A long line of more or less successful adonises have followed in his footsteps.
Peasants imagine themselves princes; Calibans believe themselves to be adonises; beggars imagine themselves millionaires.
They are not Apollos, and Venuses, nor adonises, that knock at painters' doors.
"a beau," 1620s, from Greek Adonis, name of the youth beloved by Aphrodite, from Phoenician adon "lord," probably originally "ruler," from base a-d-n "to judge, rule." Adonai is the Hebrew cognate.