Mar 6, 2007

Marsh Marigold

This is my contribution to the Flower Fest - The A - Z of Flowers for the Letter M.

This wildflower is common in swampy areas and along stream banks. Marsh marigolds emerge from shallow water or grow on small mounds holding the plant just above the water. During their dormant period the soil must not be allowed to dry at all. Marsh Marigolds are a welcome sight in early spring but seem to disappear as fast as they emerged. They transplant well but going into the spring muck to dig them up can not be described as easy. Adding Marsh Marigolds to a water garden is well worth the effort.


Soil Type - Mucky
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Wet
Light - Full sun to Partial shade


Height - Average 1 ft., up to 2 ft
Time of Bloom - April - June
Flower colors - Yellow
Propagation - Division
Transplants - Easily


Anita said...

These are found on the wet bottom slopes in the Valley of Flowers too! They are beautiful!


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