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Caltha palustris

marsh marigold

Marsh marigold is notable for its bright yellow spring bloom and its high tolerance for shade. The glossy, deep green leaves look good all season long, and the early bloom can give wet spots and pondsides a spark of color in the spring when taller wetland species have barely begun to emerge.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 1-8


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Bees
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Edible


North American Distribution


marsh marigold - Caltha palustris from Native Plant Trust
marsh marigold - Caltha palustris from Native Plant Trust
marsh marigold - Caltha palustris from Native Plant Trust
marsh marigold - Caltha palustris from Native Plant Trust