Caltha palustris
Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

Ranunculaceae

Height

15 - 20 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

end of April - May

Foliage colour

dark green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

moist or wet

pH

acid

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

temperate regions in the northern hemisphere, including Iceland

Caltha is a genus in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. They grow in moist soil along streams and ponds in cold temperate regions of both northern and southern hemispheres. One species (*) is native to Iceland.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - seed has limited viability and is best sown in September - October.

Seed just covered and stored outside until spring. Brought inside in February-March and kept at 18-22°C (64-72°F) until germination. After germination the seedlings need lower temperatures and plenty of light so they won't get lanky. 


Marsh plant, native to Iceland.

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