Common cattail (Typha Latifolia)

  • Hardiness: Zones 3-9
  • Height: 10 feet
  • Flower: Cylindrical flower in mid to late summer; good fresh or dried in arrangements
  • Foliage: Sword-like flat, gray green, leaves arise form plant base; leaves turn bright yellow in fall
  • Comments: Spread by rhizomes; can take over a small area; can be grown in containers; native to marshes and wetlands
  • Cultivars/Species: Variegata