Marsh Marigold | Caltha palustris

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Introduce vibrant beauty to your garden with Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). These hardy blooms, like golden treasures, thrive in moist soil and in wetlands, creating a cheerful and colourful haven. Explore the joy of cultivating nature’s brilliance in your landscape.


Botanical Information: Marsh marigold

Dive into the world of Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris), a lively wildflower that’s like a splash of sunshine in wetland areas. With its bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers and glossy green leaves, this wet loving species is a beacon of colour, standing about 30 to 60 centimetres (12 to 24 inches) tall. Picture a happy face smiling from the water’s edge – that’s the joy this plant brings.


Marsh Marigold is a water-loving superstar, making its home in wetlands, marshes, and along the edges of ponds and streams. It’s like a plant that loves having its feet wet! This wildflower is like a cheerful friend that thrives in places with damp soil and plenty of sunlight.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about how Marsh Marigold is a superhero for wildlife. Frogs adore it! The large, flat leaves provide a cosy platform for frogs to bask in the sun, enjoying the warmth of the golden blooms. Dragonflies zip around, using the leaves as handy perches to survey their watery domain. It’s like Marsh Marigold creates a mini oasis, attracting a lively cast of characters to the wetland stage.

Conservation Status in the UK

The good news is that this species is doing well in the UK! It’s not considered a species of immediate concern. While it might not be in the conservation spotlight, recognizing its role in supporting wildlife is crucial. Conservation efforts often focus on maintaining the health of wetlands and water habitats, recognizing that native plants like Marsh Marigold contribute to the biodiversity of these environments.

By appreciating and protecting these areas, we indirectly contribute to the well-being of Marsh Marigold and the many other living things that call these places home.

Ease of Growing

Now, if you’re thinking about bringing a splash of golden sunshine to your garden, here’s the exciting part – it’s is super easy to grow! You can start it from seeds or even buy young plants. It’s like having a low-maintenance friend that loves wet feet. Plant it in damp soil, and it’ll thrive happily. It’s like creating a golden haven in your own backyard.

Once Marsh Marigold gets going, it’s like having a bright companion that doesn’t need a lot of fussing over. Regular watering and some sunlight, and you’ll have your very own splash of sunshine by the water’s edge.

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) is a water-loving gem that brings a splash of golden joy to wetland areas. With its bright flowers, love for damp habitats, and positive impact on wildlife, its is like a superhero in the plant world. Whether admired by the water’s edge or cultivated in a garden, this wildflower invites us to appreciate the beauty and vibrancy found in wetland ecosystems. Embrace the golden glow of Marsh Marigold, and let your garden bloom with the charm of this captivating wildflower.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

Bullrush | Typha latifolia

Marsh Thistle | Cirsium palustre

European Water-Horehound | Lycopus europaeus


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