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
Further Reading....
  • Yellow
  • Height
    10-40cm (4-16in)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Variable, marginal aquatic with dark-green, toothed, kidney-shaped leaves to 10cm (4in) long. Produces waxy flowers, 4cm (1½in) across, on stems 30-45 (12-18in) tall.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

CALTHA palustris

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - early nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Northern temperate regions. Native to UK.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions
    Wet or boggy soil
    Rich soil at water's edge. Prefers shallow water or bog conditions.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
10-40cm (4-16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  45cm (18in)

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