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Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold)
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Caltha palustris

Marsh marigold

Native to northern states and Canada, this little beauty is at home at pond's edge or along a stream. It is clumping by nature, but can seed in to form a dense groundcover in a consistently moist site. In early spring hundreds of bright yellow buttercup flowers dot the green carpet of cordate foliage. Deer usually leave this alone! Found in marshes, swamps, and wet meadows from North Carolina to Alaska.

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Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Marsh marigold Interesting Notes

North American distribution map HERE

Caltha palustris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Caltha palustris likes moist conditions and rich soils. It is most at home near a pond or stream, but can be happy in a low area that stays wet most of the time. Marsh Marigolds do tolerate periods of drought, but will go dormant, losing all their leaves.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Groundcover
Groundcover
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Attributes
Native to US
Erosion Control
Moist Sun
Pond Edge
Native to Northeast
Bog
Stream Edge
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Propagation Type
Open pollinated