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  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Caltha palustris

marsh marigold

5 year guarantee
18cm aquatic pot £24.99

This pond plant dies right back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: reliably moist or boggy soil, or aquatic compost
  • Depth of water: 0-5cm
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The kidney-shaped dark green leaves of this lovely marsh marigold are excellent for softening the edges of a pond. One of the first marginal plants into bloom, it produces a mass of waxy, yellow buttercup-like flowers in April. It is ideally suited to boggy conditions, and will cope with shallow water rise and fall normally seen in seasonal pond level changes.

  • Garden care: Plant in reliably 'boggy' ground. Low maintenance, caltha will often re-grow and flower again in autumn if cut back hard in summer. Once established, lift and divide overly-large clumps in late spring.
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