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Caltha palustris ‘Multiplex’

Marsh marigold

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourBright golden-yellow, tinged green beneath
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Caltha palustris ‘Multiplex’ (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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Aquatic

Origin

Europe, North America

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

They can be divided after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Poisonous

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