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Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris

Kingcup, Boots, Brave bassinets, Bull flower, Cow lily, Crazy Beth, Crowfoot, Drunkards, Goldes, Golds, Goldings, Gools, Horse blob, May blob, Mare blob, Marybuds, Meadow-bright, Meadow buttercup, Meadow cowslip, Meadow gowan, Publican's cloak, Publicans-and-sinners, Soldier's buttons, Water boots, Water buttercup, Water cowslip, Water dragon, Water goggles, Water gowan, Yellow gowan

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This herbaceous perennial appears along waterways throughout the UK, it's bright yellow flowers in spring against rounded dark, green leaves are attractive to pollinating insects and helps to encourage wildlife provides habitat opportunities.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Suits marginal wet areas alongside bogs, ponds, streams and rivers. A must for wildlife friendly gardens or informal cottage styles.

Personality

Family
Ranunculaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest free
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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