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Narrow-leaved Cattail (6 of 15)

Typha angustifolia – Narrow-leaved Cattail
Tall, deciduous aquatic perennial noted for its spikes of brown flowers.
Plant at the edge or in water up to 6 inches deep; may be grown in containers
Plant in full sun
Very aggressive colonizer of wetland areas
Height: 5-6 feet; Width: infinity
Hardy in USDA zones 2-11:
Zone 2: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; avoid contact with salt; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; avoid contact with salt; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; avoid contact with salt; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; avoid contact with salt; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun, boggy or wetland area; thin clumps in spring for control.

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