Caltha Palustris Plena Aquatic Pond Plant - Double Marsh Marigold Aquatic Plants

Caltha Palustris Plena Aquatic Pond Plant - Double Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris 'Plena,' commonly known as Double Marsh Marigold, is a cultivated variety of Caltha palustris. It is valued for its double flowers, which give it a fuller and more intricate appearance compared to the standard Caltha palustris. Here's a...

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Caltha Palustris Plena Aquatic Pond Plant - Double Marsh Marigold Aquatic Plants

Caltha Palustris Plena Aquatic Pond Plant - Double Marsh Marigold


Caltha Palustris Plena Aquatic Pond Plant - Double Marsh Marigold

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Caltha palustris 'Plena,' commonly known as Double Marsh Marigold, is a cultivated variety of Caltha palustris. It is valued for its double flowers, which give it a fuller and more intricate appearance compared to the standard Caltha palustris.

Here's a detailed description and care guide for Caltha palustris 'Plena':

Caltha palustris 'Plena' shares many characteristics with the standard Caltha palustris. It is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial plant that typically grows to a height of 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) with a spread of about 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). It features glossy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves that form a basal rosette. The leaves have a smooth texture and may have slightly toothed edges. In early spring, Caltha palustris 'Plena' produces large, showy double flowers on upright stems. These double flowers have multiple rows of petals, giving them a more intricate and fuller appearance compared to the single-petaled variety. The flowers are typically yellow but can range from pale yellow to deep golden yellow. After flowering, the plant may develop small, capsule-like fruits containing the seeds.

Care Guide:

Lighting: Caltha palustris 'Plena' thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day for optimal growth and flowering. However, it can tolerate some shade, particularly in hotter regions or during the hottest part of the day.

Water: Caltha palustris 'Plena' is a water-loving plant and requires consistently moist soil or growing conditions. It naturally occurs in wetland areas, bogs, or along the edges of ponds, streams, or other water bodies. Ensure that the soil or planting medium remains consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging or allowing the plant to sit in standing water for extended periods.

Soil: Caltha palustris 'Plena' prefers soil that is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic to neutral in pH. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clay soils, as long as they retain moisture. If growing in a container, use a well-draining potting mix or a mixture of peat moss and sand to ensure adequate drainage.

Temperature: Caltha palustris 'Plena' is a cold-hardy plant and is adapted to cooler climates. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 3-7. It prefers mild to cool temperatures and may struggle in regions with extremely hot or dry summers. Providing some shade or protection during the hottest part of the day can help maintain its vigor.

Nutrient Requirements: Caltha palustris 'Plena' benefits from regular fertilization to support healthy growth and flowering. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a fertilizer specifically formulated for flowering plants. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and frequency, but avoid excessive fertilization as it may result in excessive foliage growth rather than flower production.

Maintenance: Regular maintenance helps keep Caltha palustris 'Plena' healthy and attractive. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain a tidy appearance. After the flowering season, prune back the spent flower stalks and any excessive foliage. If the plant becomes overcrowded, divide the clumps every few years in early spring to rejuvenate growth and prevent overcrowding.

Propagation: Caltha palustris 'Plena' can be propagated through division or by collecting and sowing its seeds. Division is best done in early spring when new growth emerges. Carefully separate the clumps and replant them in suitable soil or planting medium. Seeds can be collected from mature flower heads and sown in containers or directly in the soil.

Pests and Diseases: Caltha palustris 'Plena' is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally attract aphids or be prone to leaf spot if the conditions are overly moist. Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate measures if necessary.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the full and intricate double flowers of Caltha palustris 'Plena' in your garden or wetland area. Adjust the care routine based on your specific growing conditions and monitor the plant for any signs of stress, pests, or diseases. With proper care, Caltha palustris 'Plena' can provide a beautiful and natural addition to water gardens, bog gardens, or moist areas of the landscape.

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