Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Marsh Marigold


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!!!

 Marsh_MarigoldCaltha Palustris Marsh Marigold

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
Zones: 2-7
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.


Happy Gardening,






Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

They are so very pretty, and such a bright cheery color.

It's way to hot and dry up here, but I do love to see them near the ponds, and lakes.


HolleyGarden said...

They are so pretty! Love that cheerful yellow. It's so satisfying when a babied plant finally grows up and blooms!

Janneke said...

Yes, I also cannot miss the Caltha palustris in my partly very wet garden. It looks beautiful at this time of year, lovely pictures.


Hi Lona, what generous friends you have. I love them too. I've got a clump in one of my ponds. It's been there for years, reliably blooming each spring and keeping its shiny foliage all year. What's not to love, right? Cheers.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those are beautiful. Hardy ever soggy here. I'll have to just enjoy yours. Love that clean yellow color!

Autumn Belle said...

Marsh Marigolds! What a unique and nice name. I love the hue of this yellow colour. Happy weekend, Lona!

Nadezda said...

Lona, pretty flower!
I love it and grow : Marsh Marigold in my garden near the pond. Its yellow bud look nice near water.
Have a nice weekend!

Kalantikan said...

Wow, very nicely taken, so vivid! I wonder why it is named that as it is very different than that with the same name in the sea.

Dirt Princess said...

Very bright and cheery

Kalyan P said...

simply beautifully captured shots... lovely!

Jennifer said...

Hi Lona, My Mom always grew Marsh Marigolds. They were always so nice to have blooming in the early spring. Yellow is such a cheerful color.

Masha said...

Lovely blooms, and wonderfully photographed. It is so nice to have generous gardening friends.

Pam's English Garden said...

Lona, It is easy to see how you fell in love with them. I've added them to my 'must have' list. P. x

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

What a bright and sunny bloom. I am wondering if that is what I have growing in my backyard....will have to research them more.