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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.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early 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.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - early nectar for insects. Avoid doubles (Flore Pleno)
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions - Wet or boggy soil - - rich soil at water's edge.

Buy Varieties of CALTHA

CALTHA palustris

CALTHA palustris  >

Commonly known as: Kingcup, Marsh marigold, Mollyblobs.
Creeping rhizomes and buttercup-yellow flowers. Best grown on the edge of water or in a bog
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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