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Caltha palustris var. alba (Marsh marigold 'Alba')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Caltha palustris var. alba

Other names

Marsh marigold 'Alba'

Genus

Caltha Caltha

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial, with glossy, rounded, heart-shaped, dark green leaves and, in early spring, slender stems bearing solitary, waxy, white flowers with yellow stamens.


Caltha palustris var. alba is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Caltha palustris var. alba (Marsh marigold 'Alba') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife, Bog garden

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Boggy damp conditions

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Caltha palustris var. alba

Other names

Marsh marigold 'Alba'

Genus

Caltha Caltha

Variety or Cultivar

'Alba' _ 'Alba' is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial, with glossy, rounded, heart-shaped, dark green leaves and, in early spring, slender stems bearing solitary, waxy, white flowers with yellow stamens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Caltha palustris var. alba (Marsh marigold 'Alba') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife, Bog garden

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Boggy damp conditions

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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