Kerrianas are the most popular flower in Japan. They’re known as “kawaii” or cute flowers because they have a very pretty appearance. These flowers are not only beautiful but also useful in many ways. For example, it’s easy to grow them from seed and there are different kinds available at any garden center. You can buy these seeds online too!
You might wonder how do you get your hands on some?
Well, here’s where you come in! There are several types of kerrianas available for purchase online. Some of them are expensive while others aren’t so much.
So which one would you like to choose?
The first thing you need to decide is what kind of karst features will make up your plant. If you want a simple, plain looking plant then go with a variety called “Japanese Red”. It looks best when grown in a sandy soil. If you want something with more of a striking appearance then look for a variety called “Red Japanese”. This type grows well in almost any soil conditions.
When choosing your plant, you’ll also need to consider its size. Most varieties sell for around $10-$20 USD each, so that means if you plan on growing one every month, it could cost you over $100!
Most karst varieties are easy to care for, but they require a lot of maintenance and trimming. So it’s best to start with one plant and see how it goes from there.
The best time to water your plant is in the morning. If you water it in the evening, the water will sit all night and this could cause root rot in some cases.
Be sure to wait until the topsoil is completely dry before watering it again.
It’s very important to find a nice location for your plant. If you place it near a window, then it needs at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.
If you can’t provide this light, then you will need to place a grow light above the plant. This is a little costly to purchase and operate.
If you can provide the right lighting conditions, then your plant should do well. As long as you provide it with plenty of sun, it will produce beautiful pink flowers every spring.
The blooms only last for several weeks, but they’re really spectacular while they last!
These plants are extremely easy to grow from seed. You just need to get some of the seed and then you can start your plants at home.
It’s also possible to buy them from several different online sources. One of the best sources for these flowers is a company called Park Seed. They offer some of the most beautiful varieties that are sure to thrive in just about any setting.
The best time to plant these seeds is in the fall. You should use a seed starting mix and plant them about a half inch deep.
After planting, keep the soil moist but not soaked and cover them with a ziplock bag to retain humidity. If you’re growing more than one type of flower, be sure to label each container so you don’t get them mixed up!
After about four weeks, you can transplant your seedlings outside.
Sources & references used in this article:
Kerria japonica plant named ‘Fubuki Nishiki’ by Y Suzuki – US Patent App. 10/027,597, 2004 – Google Patents
Gardening for Bees in Hampton Roads by N Campbell, L Johnson – 2011 – vtechworks.lib.vt.edu
Selecting Shrubs for the Landscape by D Hillock, K Rebek, MA Schnelle – 2009 – shareok.org