Marsh Marigold


Caltha palustris

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Medium to Wet
  • Sand Loam, Loam, Clay Loam, Organic

Available for pre-order in Spring or Summer 2024

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

An early-flowering beauty in the Buttercup family that is perfect for wet areas. Dark, waxy leaves contrast with vibrant yellow flowers that appear in early spring and persisting into early summer. Plants are clump-forming, creating attractive mounded groups. This plant occurs naturally along stream banks and pond edges where the soil is consistently moist to wet with part to full sun. Plants can survive occasional drought but will lose their leaves and go dormant.

Some historical records claim that parts of the Marsh Marigold can be eaten, however, the plants contain toxic compounds and must be boiled in multiple changes of water before consumption. The leaves are generally resistant to deer and rabbits. The flowers attract pollinators. 

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 1 foot

Mature Spread: 1 foot

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