Caltha Palustris

 

Kingcup, Marsh Marigold. Marginal aquatic Herbaceous perennial with kidney-shaped dark green leaves. Bears waxy, buttercup-like yellow flowers. Max Height 10cm to 40cm. Max Spread 45cm. Flowers March to April. Ideally suited to a bog garden or pond.

 

 

Plant in moist fertile soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.