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Caltha palustris 'Flore Pleno' (d)
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marsh marigold 'Flore Pleno'

'Flore Pleno' is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with dark green, rounded leaves and clusters of long-lasting, very double, bright deep yellow flowers in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Genus

Caltha are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with simple, usually heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped yellow or white flowers in early spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in an open site in rich boggy soil at the water's edge in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in late summer or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Powdery mildews may be a problem

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