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Definition

A tall reed-like plant that grows in marshland or at the edge of ponds, with a brown, cylindrical stalk that is made up of many tiny flowers.

Things you need to know

These are best in shallow water ponds, and actually improve the quality of the water as they grow.

Also known as

Punks, Bulrush, Reed Mace, corn Dog Grass

Cost Considerations

Price wise, at $7 to $10, cattails are similar in price to irises, which is another common pond plant suitable for shallow water.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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Backyard Pond Installation Cost