Caltha palustris


Marsh Marigold/ Kingcup

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


Marsh marigolds are a must for any pond as they are one of the earliest flowering of pond plants.  This native variety provides a bright splash of colour early in Spring, providing an early source of food for Spring pollinators.

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

Propagation: Collect seed or by division of plants

Depth of water is from soil surface to water surface not including top dressing – planting depth wet mud-20cm depth.

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