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Caltha palustris

Also called King Cup


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Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold

More About Caltha palustris

  • AKA Caltha polypetala
  • Numerous, waxy, yellow, buttercup-like flowers
  • Kidney-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves, up to 10 cm long, form low mounds
  • Naturally clumping, however, in a natural environment it will self-seed to form a dense, ground cover
  • Bloom Time: Early spring sometimes reblooming in late summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Marsh Marigold Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a wet to moist, rich humus soil in partial shade. Will survive periods of drought, but will go dormant. Naturally found along streams, ponds, swamps or wet meadows. 


Caltha palustris Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Spring
Rebloomer
Early Spring

Habit

Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

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