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A picture of a Bulrush


Typha latifolia

Also known as

Reedmace, Common Cattail, Broad-Leaved Cattail, Cooper's-Reed, Broadleaf Cattail, Cattail, Giant Reed-Mace, Great Cattail, Soft-Flag

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Bulrush
A photo of Bulrush
A photo of Bulrush

Bulrush Overview

This is a deciduous marginal water plant that is easy to grow and can tolerate almost any soil type. In the summer dark cream terminals of flower heads are produced and dark brown sausage like seed heads.

Special features of Bulrush

Attracts bees