Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Wetland Grasses, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: wet
Soil Description: rich, average, clay, sand
Bloom Time: April, May, June, July
Bloom Color: yellow, green
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, colonizing, cut flowers, dried flowers, emergent, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, water garden plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Typha latifoliaAlso known as:
Typha latifolia closely resembles Typha angustifolia, but has broadr foliage. It is also more widely distributed.
An emergent plant that can be grown in permanent inundation of up to 12". Will colonize aggressively. If grown in a small pond or water garden, it may be recommended to keep the plants in pots, to control their spread. Once established, this species is difficult to remove.
Common cattail is a well deserved name, as this species can be found in every contiguous state, and as far north as the arctic circle. Provides valuable shelter for small mammals and waterfowl.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
|Species||Typha latifolia||broadleaf cattail|