Caltha palustris


Marsh Marigold/ Kingcup

Slightly serrated dark green leaves with profusion of bright yellow flowers in the Spring.


One of the family of marsh marigolds, this native variety provides a bright splash of colour early in Spring.

Top tip: The leaves die back and look a bit tatty in late Summer/Autumn.  It overwinters with buds near the surface of the soil, and grows rapidly early in Spring.

Flowers: March-May

Height: 5-20cm

Propagation: Collect seed or by division of plants

Depth of water over the soil: 0-20cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil