Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

A short, pretty flower for wet and saturated soils in shade or sun! Provides early spring blooms and will occasionally bloom again in the fall.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture:    Wet, Medium-Wet
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    2-7
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Marsh Marigold needs rich, moist soil. Can work well in pond gardens and rain gardens with enough compost. It likes partial to full shade, and is often found in wet spots in woodlands and along rivers.

Companion Plants

Bur Sedge
Fox Sedge
Blue Flag Iris