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Caltha palustris

To swap with Caroline Jenner

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Pot Size
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Caltha palustris

Common names

Marsh marigold, Water cowslip, Kingcup, Water blobs, Moly blobs


Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold). This is one of the most rewarding bog plants that can be grown in the garden. In the spring it will produce a profusion of rich yellow blooms. It will also grow well in a rock garden that is kept moist or even a perennial border. The leaves are a dark green and provide a nice contrast for the bright flowers. 'Flore Pleno' will not grow as tall, but will provide double flowers. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


The plants will require moist and well drained soil, and the larger species are best in marginal conditions. Most will prefer an open sunny position.

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog, wildflower/meadow

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Caltha palustris | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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