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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, American Cowslip, Yellow Elkslip, Water blobs, Moly blobs

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • 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

How to propagate Marsh Marigold


They can be divided after flowering.

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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