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Commonly known as Kingcup, Marsh marigold
Very variable and some name-confusion in this member of the buttercup family but one of the golden harbingers of spring. Flowers again in autumn sometimes.
UK native of ditches, wet meadows and shady places.
Hang it upside-down in a doorway in May to banish witches.
Genus of about 10 species of rhizomatous, marshland or marginal aquatic perennials and herbaceous, moisture-loving perennials, widespread in temperate and cold regions of the northern hemisphere.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Leaves are generally heart- or kidney-shaped. Cup-shaped yellow or white flowers are produced in spring.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - early nectar for insects. Avoid doubles (Flore Pleno)Pests & DiseasesPowdery mildew.Place of originNorthern hemisphere.
Soil ConditionsWet or boggy soilRich soil at water's edge.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of CALTHA
creeping rhizomes and buttercup-yellow flowers. Best grown on the edge of water or in a bog