The graceful cattail is exactly that. Graceful as the foliage arches and sways gracefully in the breeze. Its foliage is narrow, from 1/2 inch to 2 inches wide. It height is 4-6 feet and grows in sun to part shade in moist soil or water up to 12 inches deep. It is hardy in Zones 3-11. They overwinter well in cooler water and withstand freezing temperatures. They will tolerate water over their crown. Another thing about cattails is they can be a source of food. The rootstock can be ground into flour, and the new shoots may be boiled and eaten as a vegetable.
A graceful cattail’s catkins are very thin and can be used in floral arrangements and are quite attractive.