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Someone gave me some free pond plants and this was in the bunch. I’m told it gets tall like a cat tail but doesn’t get the brown cat tail on it. It doesn’t flower at all. Any idea what it is? I’m trying to figure out how much to submerge it for winter. Thanks!
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Looks like some kind of aquatic iris to me. If so, I'd plant it shallow - with the tuber pretty much right at the surface. Although... if it IS an iris, it should produce flowers, so... I could be wrong.
 
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Looks like some kind of aquatic iris to me. If so, I'd plant it shallow - with the tuber pretty much right at the surface. Although... if it IS an iris, it should produce flowers, so... I could be wrong.

Do you know how tall irises will get? This is about 4 feet tall.
 
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My yellow flag iris get between 4 - 5 feet tall. It depends on the variety - many of my other ones stay much more compact.
 
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My yellow flag iris get between 4 - 5 feet tall. It depends on the variety - many of my other ones stay much more compact.

How deep do you plant them? This guy had them submerged in a foot of water at least. My other water iris I keep the water level at the base of the leaves.
 
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I've found that you CAN plant irises deeper but they won't bloom much or at all. If I want lots of blooms, I keep the crown at or above the water line. (On a side note, they are MUCH easier to thin if they aren't planted so deep! And you WILL need to thin them!)
 
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While some of mine do 'wander' a bit off the shelf that they're planted on & into a couple of inches of water (especially the Black Gamecock variety) they seem to do best when the crown/tuber is right at or slightly above the water line.
 

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