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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Typha Latifolia- Broad Leaf Cattail
Typha Latifolia- Broad Leaf Cattail, bulrush, cat'-o-nine-tails, cooper's reed, great romance, common bulrush, or cumbungi. This perennial herbaceous plant is of the genus Typha; found in locations around the world. Typha Latifolia introduces as a species in Australia and Hawaii. It's a hardy and durable plant that increases in all sorts of marshy places.
This species measures are from around 5 to 10 feet tall when fully mature. It has 3/4 to 1/12 inch wide broad green leaves that extend vertically from the stalk. These leaves generally reach lengths of between 2 or 3 feet. Its flowers appear as cylindrically shaped fluffy brown staminate flowers. Pistillate flowers are located below and are usually firm and green.
Growth Requirements and Habitat For The Typha Latifolia- Broad Leaf Cattail
This "obligate wetland" species are found in many different climates. It will always be located in, or near, water. It can grow in brackish saltwater or freshwater marshes. Climate locations include tropical, subtropical, southern or northern temperate, dry continental or humid coastal regions. It grows at elevations ranging from sea level to 7,500 feet. It is a native species to North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Eurasia. It has also been found in all provinces of Hawaii and Australia as an invasive species. Other areas where it can grow but is not native include Malasia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
Distinguishing from Other Species Typha Latifolia
Typha Latifolia- Broad Leaf Cattail can be distinguished from other similar species by the presence of a few standard features. The flowering staminate and pistillate flowers found on the Typha latifolia are in different places than the bulbs on the Typha angustifolia. In addition to this, the Typha latifolia has broad leaves and stalks that are larger than most other Typha species.
Indigenous cultures in British Columbia us this plant as a food source. The rhizomes are edible after their skin removes and they cook. The flowers are consumable.