Dramatic plants that produce the easily recognized dense 6 inch cylindrical spikes of brown flowers topped by a "tail" of tan male flowers from May through July, decorative female spikes persist into winter, 1 inch wide stiff bladelike gray-green leaves grow as tall or taller than the flower spike, cut immature flower heads for flower arrangements (fresh or dried), spreads easily (aggressively) by creeping rootstocks to form dense stands in shallow water up to 1 foot deep, used by a variety of wildlife, favorite nesting habitat for red-winged blackbirds.
3-9 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-11
Native Range: AK across s. Canada to NS & throughout the "lower 48"
Germination - Easy: Plant outdoors in spring. Surface sow. Keep soil very wet.
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