According to the website at, the marsh marigold is a herbaceous perennial that appears in marshes, wet meadows, and by the side of streams.

Marsh marigolds flower from mid-March till the middle of June and are closely related to buttercups. Some varieties bloom three times a season, in early spring, late summer, and once again in late fall.

The English name “marigold” refers to its use in church festivals in the Middle Ages, as one of the flowers devoted to the Virgin Mary. It was also used on May Day festivals, being strewn before cottage doors and made into garlands.

The plant is propagated by parting the roots in autumn. It should be planted in a moist soil and a shady situation.