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Bachelor's Buttons

Kerria spp.

Also known as

Japanese rose, Easter Rose

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bachelor's Buttons Overview

A monotypic genus comprising 1 species of suckering deciduous shrub in the Rosaceae family native to China, Japan and Korea where it is found in thickets on mountain slopes. The single species, K. japonica, has toothed leaves, an arching habit and rose-like bright yellow Spring flowers. They are popular garden ornamentals and there are cultivars with double flowers available commonly known as bachelor’s buttons.

How to propagate Bachelor's Buttons

Cuttings

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer, by suckering.

Suckers

Division

Division in the autumn.

Other uses of Bachelor's Buttons

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

Rosaceae Family

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