Marsh Marigold - Plant

Caltha palustris 
Marsh Marigold

A great plant for bees and butterflies!

A firm favourite for the garden pond with radiant yellow flowers and glossy green leaves. These plants can be planted either in the water or next to the pond. If planted in the pond, a planting basket should be used. Marsh plants are useful for creating harmony between the pond and the garden with plants like Pontederia cordata and Iris pseudacorus..
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • The aquatic, Marsh Marigold, is best planted in a pond basket. Line the basket with a piece of jute and add some special pond substrate. Put the Marsh Marigold in the basket and fill with soil. Cover everything with the remaining jute and add a layer of gravel to keep it in place. Place the basket just below the surface or up to 30 cm deep in the pond. If your pond is not shallow enough, you could stand your basket on a pile of stones. Place this plant in full sun.
    Marsh Marigold makes an excellent combination plant
    The strong Marsh Marigold lightens up the pond in spring with its bright yellow flowers. This early flowering aquatic plant combines well with Pontederia Cordata and Iris Pseudacorus.
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  • Care
  • Marsh Marigold is an easy growing pond plant that requires minimal maintenance. Cut off its dead leaves in autumn and remove them from the pond. Yearly, in the spring you can add a growth ball to the pond basket.  If the clump grows too large by May, you can take the Marsh Marigold out of the pond. Divide the clump into smaller pieces and only plant one piece back inside.
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  • Specifics
  • Its flowers signify the fact that Marsh Marigold is part of the buttercup family. Marsh Marigold's beautiful flowers stay well in a vase. This plant grows beautiful brown fruits in Autumn.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Caltha palustris 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Yellow
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period March - June
    Growing height45 - 60 cm
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