Overwintering dwarf cattail

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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I have read two opinions on this. One says do not trim the cattail and do not submerge. The other says trim and submerge. I am in zone 6a. What's the best way to overwinter my dwarf cattail? My pond is above ground-30" deep. I was planning to trim and submerge on a concrete block in the middle of the pond at the mid water level. Same with my hardy dwarf water lily.
     
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    I do not trim mine back. It's in my bog and winters over well. Waterlilies need to be submerged so they don't freeze.
     
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    So, the cattails can freeze then?

    *Aside* You mentioned in another thread this morning that you have raised ponds made from lumber. Do you have pics posted somewhere on GPF?
     
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    Yup. Cattails are hardy. Go ahead and try to kill them. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I don't have a showcase thread. I will get some current pics this morning and post as someone was asking about the Rock on a roll that I used.
     
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    Thanks. That's the thread where I read you have raised lumber ponds. I'll check them out when you post them in that thread.
     
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    Here's some pics of my ponds form this morning. 11x13 with holding area and bog. Depth 2 1/2-4'. Other one is 10x10x5.
     

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    if you are worried make a pond in your greenhouse .The humidity from a small tank will help the other plants in the greenhouse also .My dad always had 2 stock tanks in our greenhouse growing up in NJ on the farm .You can over winter some other plants in your greenhouse from the pond .
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    I think Lisa meant 'nuclear'; hardy is for ordinary northern plants that experience snow and freezing temps. Nuclear is a whole 'nother beast! And as she said; just TRY and kill them. Along with cockroaches, cattails will survive the apocalypse.
     
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    I was trying not to scare anyone!
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    It's too late, Lisa--he already opened the door and let them walk in! Now, it's just a matter of time before they take over...poor fella, never will know what hit him...I'll begin the eulogy if you arrange for the flowers...
     
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