Narrow-leaved Cattail Picture

A thin leaved and narrow-spiked version of the familiar Broadleaf Cattail (T. latifolia), quite frankly - the native status of this plant is debated but the USDA lists it as native to both Canada and the 'lower 48', very long green leaf blades are only about 1/2 inch wide, persistent brown flowers appear May through July and the male portion of the spike is separated from the familiar brown 'cattail' by a naked portion of stem, somewhat salt tolerant, spreads by rhizomes and seed to form dense colonies in water up to 1 foot deep, caterpillar host, salt tolerant, used by a variety of wildlife, cattails provide nesting sites for Marsh Wrens.

Moist To Wet
Full Sun
3-9 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-9a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: NS to NB, south to SC, TX & s. CA

Narrow-leaved Cattail in a 3.5 inch pot $15.75
Narrow-leaved Cattail Seed Packet $5.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Narrow-leaved Cattail Drawing