Plant Care Marsh marigold

Marsh marigold

About Marsh marigold

Caltha palustris is a native rhizomatous herbaceous perennial in the buttercup (Ranuculaceae) family that can be found from Newfoundland to Alaska south to Nebraska, Tennessee and North Carolina. It is an early bloomer in the spring with striking yellow flowers on tall, 12 to 18 inch, hollow, branching stems. It's low maintenance, easy to grow and is deer resistant.

Taxonomy

Caltha palustris
Caltha
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Marsh-marigold and Kingcup

How to care for Marsh marigold

Water

How often to water your Marsh marigold

Water needs for Marsh marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

Marsh marigold needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Marsh marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Marsh marigold: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Marsh marigold love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Marsh marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Marsh marigold in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Marsh marigold

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Marsh marigold: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Marsh marigold after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Marsh marigold is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Marsh marigold

Marsh marigold


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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