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Kerria 'Picta'

Kerria japonica 'Picta'

Also known as

Japanese Rose 'Picta'

Kerria japonica 'Picta' J1 by Jamain (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Common problems with Kerria 'Picta'

Generally pest and disease-free.

    How to harvest Kerria 'Picta'

    Generally not harvested, flowering shoots can be cut for late winter and early spring floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Kerria 'Picta'

    Division

    Division in the autumn.

    Cuttings

    Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer.

    Suckers

    Remove suckers in autumn.

    Special features of Kerria 'Picta'

    Attractive flowers

    Yellow, single flowers in late spring.

    Attractive leaves

    Variegated grey-green leaves with cream margins.

    Other uses of Kerria 'Picta'

    Naturaliser, shade, border, hedging, specimen. Spring interest. This low maintenance ornamental shrub is ideal to include in informal or cottage style gardens.