Caltha palustris, Marsh Marigold


Marsh marigold in its wetland habitat -among the Red Osier Dogwood, willow, sedge and grass.

Marsh Marigold isn't really a marigold at all, but is a sweet yellow sight found around our moist and cool wetlands in spring. This isn't a plant for the everyday garden, but maybe you have a spot that retains water for some or all of the growing season.. A wetland edge, tranquil lake shore alcove, an open woodland seep, a swamp, a lazy creek, or even a wet rain garden will provide the right habitat for Marsh Marigold. I'm super excited to have these growing now and look forward to planting some this year..

Blooms: bright yellow, April into May

Height: 10 to 24 inches

Conditions: sun to pt shade, wet to consistently moist soils