(deciduous leaf-losing)

Kerrias are not particular about soil and are planted from October to March, preferably against walls or fences. Prune in May, cutting the old or weak shoots only. Both the following specimens will grow to 6 ft., or to 8 ft. if planted in sheltered positions.

Kerria japonica: Flowers and leaves.

Kerria japonica: Flowers and leaves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kerria japonica (Jew’s mallow), produces long, green, woody stems covered with single golden-yellow flowers in May, after the forsythias and before the lilacs.

K.j. flore plena (bachelor’s buttons), the double form of K. japonica and the better plant. It bears orange-yellow flowers which are almost globular.

13. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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