Marsh Marigold

Caltha Palustris

The Marsh Marigold is best grown in full sun to part shade in shallow water at the margins of a pond or in wet, boggy soils.   It grows to two feet in height and has large, yellow flowers. Usually, mammals avoid it. Attractive glossy, heart-shaped leaves add to its appeal.  This foliage is acidic so mammalian herbivores generally avoid it. It is a member of the Buttercup (Ranunculus) family.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  2 Feet
Mature Width:  

Flower Color:  Yellow
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Wet

Exposure:

Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

April–June

Pair With:

Blue Flag Iris, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Common Arrowhead, Spotted Touch-me-not, and Yellow Jewelweed