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Broadleaf Cattail ‘Typha latifolia’

Broadleaf Cattail ‘Typha latifolia’

*Please note - All aquatic plants ship bare - root.

The quintessential water plant.  Broadleaf cattails are a vigorous upright marginal aquatic perennial.  They for tight clusters of stout unbranched stems up to 7 feet tall

Water plant

heat tolerant

Foliage interest

Fast spreading


Plant Type:  Hardy aquatic perennial

Height Category:  Tall

Garden Height:  4’ - 7’

Spacing:  4’ - 7’

Spread:  4’ - 7’

Foliage Colors:  green

Habit:  Upright


Light Requirement:  Sun to part shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category:  Moderate

Hardiness Zones:  3 - 10

Water Category:  Consistent

Uses: Water gardens, ponds, planters that won’t drain.

Uses Notes: If the plant is put into a pot, plugging the hole or holes in the bottom of the pot  is suggested to keep as much water as possible in the pot. This method can help to control the spread of cattails as well.

Maintenance Notes: Broad leaf cattail is considered aggressive, should only be introduced with a plan for how to control it.  Site plants carefully because roots go deep and are hard to eradicate once established.

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