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Typha Latifolia - Common Cattail (Bare Root)

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Play It Koi - Pond Plants

Regular price $5.95

A must-have for all pond owners! The Cattail is a perennial and is easily grown in full sun to part shade in water up to 12 inches deep. Cattails are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, flat blade-like leaves that reach heights from 3 to 10 feet. They are most commonly found in large marshes and on the edge of ponds. 

At order placement, these are cut down at the point of shipment at a height of approximately 12-14" unless you specify otherwise (additional shipping costs may apply if they are non-standard height). This is the ideal height for planting as they are still strong and long enough to plant, while not being so tall where they risk being easily blown over. Upon receipt, plant the cattail rhizome into soil/mud of your pond 3-4 inches deep, but still allowing the top of the stalk to be above water level. You may also pot these in 1 gallon containers, placing one plant in each container in some heavy loam soil. In the right conditions, you can expect the cattail to grow and spread. The rhizome will begin to branch out under the soil creating additional stalks to grow. They can grow approximately 1 foot in diameter each year and reach heights most commonly of 4-6 ft, but can grow as tall as 10ft.

Active growth period Spring
Bloom Period June to July
Fruit seed period Begins Late Spring and Summer
Fruit seed period Ends Fall


Zone: Z3 -Z10
Typical Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Sun: Full sun to part shade

*Minimum purchase of 6 plants per variety per order for shipping.

**Cannot ship to Puerto Rico.

***Plant orders ship Mon, Tues and Wed of each week. Please allow extra delivery time if the order is placed Wed-Sun.

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Shalene Q.
United States United States
Fast & Well Packed

My order was well taken care of.

Gary L.
United States United States

Great customer service. Prompt delivery. Since I planted them, they have all turned brown. Not sure if that is normal for cattails or not. I've wanted cattails for so long I'd be disappointed if they don't survive.

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Dawn G.
United States United States
Common Cattails, Uncommon Service

These arrived across the country very quickly once they were shipped. The packaging was top notch, with moistened paper to keep the plants in good condition. Hopefully they will thrive! Thanks very much.

United States United States
Fast delivery - commitment to service

This company seems dedicated to making sure the customer receives the service they deserve.

Debra S.
United States United States
Cat tails

Thank you thank you for wanting to know about my satisfaction with my Cattails they were well and healthy thing and wrapped in paper to retain their moisture which was perfect thank you so much I look forward to future products

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