Very strong water plant, in autumn developing the well known cigar-shaped inflorescence.
Attractive in any, but the plants are extremely invasive; for average-sized it is advisable to choose the smaller species. The inflorescence contains both the male and the female . Likes sun or partial shade.
In artificial ponds they are usually planted in containers filled withsoil covered with a layer of white sand.
By division in spring.
Typha angustifolia: To 2.5 m in height; theare 3- mm across.
Typha latifolia: Height also to 2.5 m, broader, 12-20 mm.
Typha minima: Height 50-75 cm, the inflorescence small and barrel-shaped. This attractive species is particularly useful for small ponds.