white marsh marigold

Caltha palustris var. alba | Also known as: marsh marigold | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Nothing is bog standard with the marsh marigold

Caltha palustris var. alba or white marsh marigold brings a splash of colour and gorgeous looks to wet areas of your garden. There is nothing not to like about this beautiful plant, with its large heart-shaped leaves that have an attractive sheen to them, and cheerful white flowers with oval-shaped petals and yellow centres. The white marsh marigold does best in loamy soil that is kept moist and well-drained. It loves full sunlight but it can also grow in partial shade. This enchanting plant is brilliant for brightening up damp or wet areas of your garden and is a good choice for bog gardens and wildlife gardens. It can also be grown near the edge of water and therefore serves as a stunning border to a pond.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.25
Spread [m]
  • 0.25
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-7
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 90
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
  • water feature
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
Standard category
  • Aquatic & semiaquatic plants
  • Semiaquatic plants
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Pond plants
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Pond
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years