|Description||Deciduous perennial with grass-like, very narrow stiff green leaves. Rising above the foliage are decorative, miniature, cylindrical seed heads. Very effective for moist sites around ponds and water.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Late summer to fall.|
|Mature Size||Clumps to 18 in. tall, 12-18 in. wide. Seedhead stalks to 20-30 inches tall.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||This delightful, small cattail looks wonderful at the edge of a pond or in a water-feature container by the pool.|
|Companion Plants||Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.|
|Lore||Native Americans used this plant for many purposes from food to stuffing, with the long, slender leaves preferred fibers for baskets, mats and rope.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.