Another form of the cattail is the Dwarf Cattail or 'Typha laxmannii'. It is an ideal hardy bog plant for the smaller ponds and container gardens. Its foliage is very narrow and has small catkins. It will grow to only about 32-36 inches high and is hardy in Zones 3-10. It will grow in sun to part shade in moist soil or water to just 4 inches deep.
A good choice for the water gardeners who have container water gardens.