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Cattail Plants

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Cattail Plant: Typha latifolia, or the standard type, might be the most easily recognized water-loving species in the United States. The species is agreeable, a native of North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. It will thrive in full sunshine or filtered sun in almost all U.S.D.A. hardiness zones.

Cattails Can be Found In Wetlands 

Most people know it for its presence in swamps, marshes, ponds, and river banks throughout the country. But they are more than majestic—they are essential contributors to their ecosystems.

Animals Love The Cattail Plant

The cattail plant covers fish, birds, and frogs against predators like birds and raccoons. This tall foliage--and the shadowing it creates on the water--gives them a safe place to hunt for their meals, lay their eggs, and raise their young.

Similarly, gardeners with a water garden or koi pond on their property can use it for the same benefits. It is a water feature favorite for T.N. Nursery staff and customers.

Other Common Names for Typha latifolia

Most call this species the common name, but here are a few other (but less common) nicknames you might hear:

  • Broadleaf
  • Bulrush
  • Cat-O'-Nine-Tails
  • Common

Cattail Plants Are Tall And Emerald Green

Typha latifolia has a grassy appearance--tall, emerald green, lance-shaped leaves with a narrow, well-defined tip. They can measure up to eight feet tall, with an above-water presence of around three to four feet.

It develops tall, prominent spikes that display the most familiar feature that makes this type so famous--its brown or copper-toned cylindrical flower, a water garden classic.

The Cattail Spreads Quickly 

The Cattail plant spreads through a vigorous underground root system. Many gardeners who want just a few for ornamental use will plant them in containers and submerge them in about three feet of water to control the growth.

TN Nursery is a plant industry leader, sending only the healthiest types to our valued customers. You can order today with confidence in our decades of knowledge and experience.