Lesser Bulrush, Narrow-leaved Reed Mace, Narrowleaf Cattail

Typha angustifolia

Family: Typhaceae
Genus: Typha (TY-fuh) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Vacaville, California

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Devon, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Aug 9, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This species is invasive of natural wetlands in North America, and significantly reduces biodiversity by reducing them to monocultures. It is native to Europe and is believed to have been introduced to North America. (Stuckey, R. L.; Salamon, D. P. (1987). "Typha angustifolia in North America: masquerading as a native". Am. J. Bot. 74: 757.)

Plants produce fertile seed, up to 250,000 seeds per plant in a season. http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/narrow-lea...

This species is naturalized in every continental US state except Georgia. http:... read more

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