Variegated Cattail

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



120-150 cm

120-150 cm

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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.