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Caltha leptosepala

Western marsh marigold

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourSilvery white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Caltha leptosepala (Western marsh marigold). An aquatic plant from South America.

Characteristics

Perennial, Aquatic

Other common names

Marsh marigold

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive flowers. Smaller growing species are suitable for rock gardens, troughs and alpine houses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds or by division in the autumn or early spring, and selected forms by division in the autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew.

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