Dahlia without sprouts

monica33flowers(z4 WI)June 16, 2009

I have a bunch of dahlias in the basement right now that never got any new growth during the winter. Should I just throw them away? Are they going to bloom?

Right now they are just dead tubers and stocks. I've heard mixed reports from garden center people whether they will grow or not.

I don't have a ton of garden room to just try them out but I guess I could try them in pots for a month and see what happens OR am I wasting my time.

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Poochella(7 WA)

When you say 'dead tubers' does that mean they're shriveled dry, rubbery, or rotten? If not, you could certainly put the tubers or clumps covered shallowly with barely damp soil, in sun, and see if that encourages sprouts. Some take a long time to show up, but this is pretty late not to see some signs of life.

I'd try that, before giving up completely.

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