Typha latifolia
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Hardiness Zone: 3-10 Height: 4-6 feet; 1.2-1.8 metres Spread: 4-6 feet; 1.2-1.8 metres Water: Full sun to part shade Wildlife: Attracts birds Bloom Colour: Yellow (Male), Green (Female) Culture: Cattails are aggressive, and if left alone will crowd out most other marginal plants. If not planted in pots or containers be aware that the roots go deep and they are hard to remove. Noteworthy Characteristics: This marginal aquatic perennial spreads by creeping rhizomes to form thick clusters. Cattails are valued for both fresh and dried flower arrangements. Large groups of cattails are often used as nesting areas and cover for wildlife. Garden Uses: Water gardens or ponds.