Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Narrow-leafed Cattail

Narrow-leafed Cattail

Typha angustifolia

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, very strongly acid to moderately alkaline pH.  3-6 feet height, blooms in early summer, brown flowers, spreads by creeping rootstocks and by self-seeding.

Germination Code:  A.   Plant in 3 cm. of water.

Native Region:  Scattered very lightly statewide

This plant is a wetland plant in Tennessee and is best suited to ponds and contained in large pots that will need division every year.  Not as aggressive a spreader as common cattail.

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