25000+Seeds Typha Latifolia Cattail Seeds USA ILINOIS GrownRegular price $15.14 Save $-15.14
- Cattails can be found in marshes and wetlands on almost every continent. Indeed, cattails are a familiar sight along creeks, riverbanks
- When broadleaf cattail seeds collected from across the United States were grown in a common garden, plants from seed collected in northern populations flowered earlier than plants from seed from southern populations
- The scientific name of broadleaf cattail is Typha latifolia L. (Typhaceae)
- Cattails are a very important food for wildlife and are supposedly quite edible and tasty for humans, too (Euell Gibbons devotes a whole chapter to Cattails in his book, "Stalking the Wild Asparagus."). Cattails require moist soil, such as the edge of a pond, or can be grown in shallow water up to about 6" in depth. They are easy to grow in any climate if given sufficient water, though they can become invasive if not contained.
- Zone 3+
Typha latifolia Cattails. Typha. latifolia. Cool season, tall, strongly rhizomatous, native perennial occurring in dense clusters in and around aquatic areas throughout North America. Typha latifolia Cattails can be found in marshes and wetlands on almost every continent. Indeed, cattails are a familiar sight along creeks, riverbanks and country roads througout the world. They are easy to spot -- their distinctive seedheads resemble tall, brown corn dogs atop sturdy stems reaching up to 8 feet in height. Cattails add interest to pond settings and make excellent dried cut flowers, either alone or in mixed arrangements.