Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!

Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

'C' > CALTHA >

CALTHA

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
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2019 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2019      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.