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Bachelor's Buttons

Kerria spp.

Also known as

Japanese rose, Easter Rose

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Kerria japonica pleniflora (7)
Kerria japonica pleniflora 7

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


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



Division in the autumn.

Other uses of Bachelor's Buttons

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

Yellow Flowering Spring Plants

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