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Caltha palustris
Caltha palustris
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Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.109.150

A native wildflower over most of the Northern hemisphere, and much loved for their showy buttercup flowers that grace streamsides and other wet places in early spring. Grows best in a rich moist soil that never dries out, but will adapt to all but dry conditions. Plants quickly form a clump of rounded leaves, bearing sprays of deep yellow flowers. Often will go completely dormant in summer. Lovely reflecting in a pond. North American wildflower.

Further details for
Caltha palustris

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.