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Typha angustifolia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
TY-fuh an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
Description

Spread by rhizomes; can take over a small area; can be grown in 5 gallon containers; native to marshes and wetlands; generally more graceful and slender than T. latifolia; cover with up to 12 inches of water; sun to partial shade

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#perennial
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Typha
    Species:
    angustifolia
    Family:
    Typhaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America, Europe, northern and central Asia, northern Afric
    Distribution:
    Fresh or brackish marshes, shallow water of rivers, lakes, ponds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Wildflower
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    6-8 in. compact, cylindrical brown cattail composed of hundreds of minute female flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Tall rhizomatous
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden