Marsh Marigold
Marsh Marigold is an excellent choice for a water garden, a bog garden, along the verges of a pond or stream or to naturalize in low-lying areas. Marsh marigold is one of the first signs of spring with its bright yellow flowers in wet soils. The flowers look like oversized buttercups and the stems branch, and they are limp and hollow. Upper stem leaves are smaller and stalkless. Marsh Marigolds may be found growing just about anywhere there is water and sun.
Botanical Name: Caltha palustris
Nom Français: Populage des marais

The Basics

Bloom colour: Yellow
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Bumble bees
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 2 feet (70 cm)
Newfoundland to British Columbia
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3 to 7


Stream and pond edges, marshes, meadows
Water requirement: This plant likes very moist soil.
Wet conditions, mucky soil


For the most abundant flowering, choose full sun. However, if your area is subject to harsh, hot, punishing sunlight in the partial summertime shade is preferred. Fertilizing is not usually necessary. Trim off dead leaves and flowers. No regular pruning or maintenance is needed.


Spread: Round or kidney-shaped leaves may be as large as 7″ inches across


Native to Canada

Styling and Use


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