Marsh Marigold 3L
Plant name - Caltha palustris, known as marsh-marigold and kingcup - amazing pond plants!
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant size - Height up to 0.25m, spread to 0.5m
Hardiness - Hardy to -10
Ideal for - Ideal for planting in baskets, in shallow water round the edge of a pond. It also makes a good bog garden plant, and grows well in borders that become waterlogged in winter.
Position - Full Sun, part sun
Flowering - Early Spring
Soil type - Clay / heavy / moist / boggy
Pot Size - 18cm
Description - Marsh Marigold grow wild alongside streams and in shallow water around ponds, forming loose clumps of kidney-shaped leaves, each up to 8-10cm across. In late spring and early summer, large, shiny golden flowers like giant, waxy buttercups appear. These are attractive to a wide range of pollinators. It makes a striking plant for the edge of a large garden pond.