Overwintering dwarf cattail

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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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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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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?
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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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.
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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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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Yup. Cattails are hardy. Go ahead and try to kill them. :ROFLMAO:
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 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.
I was trying not to scare anyone!
 

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I was trying not to scare anyone!
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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