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Typha latifolia 'Variegata'

More About Typha latifolia 'Variegata'

  • Clumping spreading stands of sword-like leaves have creamy-white centre stripes
  • Central flower stalks are equal to the height of the leaves and hold male and female flowers
  • Cylindrical flowers turn brown after fertilization
  • Male flowers disperse, leaving that familiar fruiting spike used in floral arrangements
  • Can self-seed or spreads by rhizomes
  • Somewhat invasive
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

120-150 cm

Spread:

120-150 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Variegated Cattail Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cattails grow best in shallow water along pond edges or in swamps. They provide cover and food for wildlife. Roots can go deep, and become difficult to remove. If planting in small ponds, a root restrainer may be necessary. Typha latifolia 'Variegata' is not as aggressive as the species.  


Typha latifolia 'Variegata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

White
Variegated
Green
White
Variegated
Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing