Botanical Latin Name: Typha latifolia Common Name: Cattail Sun Exposure: full sun exposure Hardiness Zones: 2-11 Mature Height: up to 8 feet tall Spread: seeds and roots Spacing: 3 feet apart Growth Rate: rapid Flowering Time: May-July How Long It Flowers: three months Flower Color: various shades of brown Soil Requirements: light, can grow in reduced soil conditions, can tolerate perennial flooding and moderate salinity Pruning: not needed
Cattails Not Only Feeds Wildlife It Also Hides Them From Predators
Flower Form: Withstanding a variety of soil conditions, the Cattail is an easy to grow, low maintenance plant. Commonly found along marshy areas and bodies of water, this plant has been found to reduce the level of toxins for surrounding flora and fauna. Cattail leaves resemble large, sturdy, thick blades of grass. These hardy plants have a rapid growth rate and can reach heights of up to eight feet. Their flowering period stems from May to July and takes the form of narrow spikes at top of their vertical stem. These flowers bloom in early fall, exposing fluffy white seeds which birds often utilize to make their nests.
Botanical Name: Cattail Plants - Typha Latifolia- A Very Much Used Wetland Plant