Cattails are OK in their place but they are not fun to wade through nor are they particularly ornamental.
Biodiversity, Wetland Remediation and Native Species
|Purple Loosestrife often grows in association with Cattails.|
|Canadian Thistle is not really from Canada. It is from Eurasia.|
Believe it or not, there are even species of Cattails that are invasive aliens, the Narrow Leaf Cattail and its hybrids. It is OK to suppress cattails as long as it is to encourage other, native wetland species.
Enter Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow)
|Hibiscus moscheutos grows to over six feet in height so they will do a good job screening the cattails.|
It is, after all, a legitimate member of the wetland community found in Michigan. It could happen.