KERRIA JAPONICA (_syn Corchorus japonicus_).--Japan, 1700. A Japanese

shrub, the double-flowered variety of which, K. japonica flore-pleno, is

one of our commonest wall plants. The orange-yellow flowers, produced in

great rosettes, are highly ornamental, and have earned for the shrub a

well-known name. It succeeds well almost anywhere, and, though usually

seen as a wall plant, is perfectly hardy, and forms a neat shrub for the

open border. There is a form in which the leaves are variegated, and

known under the name of K. japonica variegata.