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Kerria Genus

Bachelor's Buttons

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Kerria genus (Bachelor's Buttons). This genus consists of one species of deciduous shrub; it produces many upright deep green stems. The leaves are bright green and roughly to diamond-shaped with finely serrated edges. It will produce simple bright golden-yellow flowers. They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade with fertile well drained soil.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrubs

Other common names

Japanese rose, Easter Rose

Origin

China Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its showy, yellow flowers which can be used for flower arrangements.

Cultivation

Thin out old shoots after flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer, by suckering or by division in the autumn. You can also take soft pith or hollow stem-cuttings with wax.

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