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Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris

Also known as

Kingcup, Boots, Brave Bassinets, Bull Flower, Cow Lily, Crazy Beth, Crowfoot, Drunkards, Goldes, Golds, Goldings, Gools, Horse Blob, May Blob, Mare Blob, Marybuds, Meadow-Bright, Meadow Buttercup, Meadow Cowslip, Meadow Gowan, Publican's Cloak, Publicans-And-Sinners, Soldier's Buttons, Water Boots, Water Buttercup, Water Cowslip, Water Dragon, Water Goggles, Water Gowan, Yellow Gowan, Cowflock, Cowslip, Yellow Marsh Marigold, American Cowslip, Common Marsh Marigold, Yellow Elkslip

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Marsh Marigold Overview

This herbaceous perennial appears along waterways throughout the UK, it's bright yellow flowers in spring against rounded dark, green leaves are attractive to pollinating insects and helps to encourage wildlife provides habitat opportunities.

Common problems with Marsh Marigold

Generally pest free

Other uses of Marsh Marigold

Suits marginal wet areas alongside bogs, ponds, streams and rivers. A must for wildlife friendly gardens or informal cottage styles.

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