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Dwarf Cattail Seed - 100+ Count

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Dwarf Cattail Seed
Typha minima/ laxmannii
Midget cattail, small Tail, Cattail Demure, Narrow-leaf Cattail

Description: Typha laxmannii is good for those who like Cattails, but are afraid of, or have no room for the standard Cattail.  This species stays shorter than its larger cousin, growing to only about 4' tall.  It is equally capable of filling its pot as the larger Cattail does, but it is still better behaved than the larger one is.  Cattails require full sun to partial sun for best results.  The size of this plant makes it ideal for container gardens.  The Catkin bloom is approximately one inch long and has a white furry appearance.  The bloom appears during the summer months.  In the middle of summer, the Dwarf Cattail will produce slightly elongated, marble sized tails that look wonderful in a bog, pond, aquarium, or other setting.
Care Level Easy
Zones: 2 – 11
Light Natural
Placement Background
Conditions 60-80°F; pH6.5-7.5
Propagation Seeds
Maximum Spread Up to 3'
Color Form Green, Brown/Green
Dominance Semi-Aggressive
Origin America
Family Typhaceae
Flower: May-July.
Habitat: Freshwater marshes.
Range: Throughout North America, except Arctic.
Discussion: By its creeping rootstocks, this typical marsh perennial forms dense stands in shallow water and provides a favorable habitat for red-winged blackbirds, as well as other marsh birds, and other wildlife.  The rootstock is mostly starch and edible; it was ground into meal by Native Americans, and the early colonists also used it for food.  The young shoots can be eaten like asparagus, the immature flower spikes can be boiled and eaten like corn on the cob, and the sprouts at the tip of the rootstock can be used in salads or boiled and served as greens.  The closely related Narrow-leaf Cattail (T. augustifolia) has narrower leaves, up to 1/2" (1.3 cm) across, a narrower fruiting head, less than 3/4" (2 cm) wide, and a gap between the male and female flower clusters.  The Dwarf Cattail is a smaller version of the common cattail and makes an excellent background plant.  They are great for small ponds as well as tub and container gardening.  Dwarf Cattails should be planted in one-gallon or larger containers when transplanting or moving to a new environment.  The foliage is very narrow and grass-like in appearance and small, round, dark brown flower spikes add to its charm.  May reach 12 to 36" in height.  Grows with 1-6" of water over its root-spot.  Spreads rapidly by runners.  Zones 2 – 11.

WE ALWAYS OVER COUNT OUR CATTAIL SEED. DUE TO THE DIFFICULTY IN INDIVIDUAL COUNTING OF SUCH SMALL SEED, WE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE 2 IF NOT 3 TIMES THE LISTED AMOUNT IN EACH ORDER. 

 


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  • Model: CATTAIL-DWARF-100
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • 56977 Units in Stock
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