This is the cattail you see growing in marshes and along the banks of ponds. Common Cattail pond plant gets 6' to 7' tall and has very large catkins. Very easy to grow and can be divided in the spring. For best results plant in a large container to control the spread of rhizomes.
Common Cattail (Typha latifolia)
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Water Depth: Moist soil or water to 12" deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)
Hardiness Zone: 3-11