Fellow Buckeye’s, Jim and Pat from Strongsville, @ “Pat & Jim’s Gardening Adventure” sent me some Marsh Marigold plants from their garden last Fall. I fell in love with the plants after looking over pictures of theirs in bloom last spring that they had shared on their blog. They were so kind to share some of their plants after I gushed all over theirs. LOL!
After such a dry summer I babied the plants through the dry fall hoping they would survive because they like damp soil. I was so happy when they started growing this spring and let me tell you they do grow and set blooms fast.
They seem to like it in the part shade of my Shade Garden Bed in between the house and the garage which is usually damp because it is low in this area and rain water runs through and collects there after a shower.
They are such a welcome to my spring garden, so THANKS again so much Jim & Pat. I love them!!!
This flower likes wet conditions so much that it's often recommended for bog and water gardens where it lights things up with bright yellow flowers. A native of wetlands, marsh marigold forms foot-tall mounds of foliage topped with 1- to 2-inch-wide yellow blooms (a white form is also available) in early spring. It's also a good selection for chronically soggy or poorly drained sites like where I have mine. It often goes dormant after it blooms.
- Light: Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type: Perennial,Water/Bog Plant
Plant Height: 12-15 inches tall
Plant Width: 12-15 inches wide
Landscape Uses: Beds & Borders
Special Features: Flowers,Tolerates Wet Soil
Their bright yellow anemone shaped flowers are just so cheerful to look upon against the dark green foliage.
I recommend them to anyone who loves native plants, has a wet problem area in the garden they would like to plant in, or near a location near your ponds in the garden for the beauties to grow.