Typha latifolia (Broadleaf Cattail, Common Bulrush)


Typha latifolia, Broadleaf Cattail, or Common Bulrush, is a marsh plant consisting of tall stems with an inflorescence, which is a large brown spadix

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Typha latifolia is a rhizomatous marsh plant consisting of tall stems reaching up to 2 metres in height with narrow and long green leaves


In summer, it develops the inflorescence, which is a large brown spadix (a kind of spike). In autumn, the inflorescence scatters thousands of tiny seeds

Flowering period

July – September

Plant uses

Typha latifolia is a very invasive plant. It is suitable for basins for phyto-purification and for large lakes


The dried rhizomes can be used to produce flour. The young stems can be eaten raw or boiled. The young inflorescences (cigars) can be roasted

Planting depth

From 0 to -20 cm of depth

Plant height

Up to 2 meters

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 6 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of Europe

Shipped plant

In temporary 10×10 basket or pair of bare-root plants, depending on availability

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