Hi: I'm in Zone 5 west of Chicago. I've always waited until my elephant ears died back to the ground before I dig up the bulbs and stored them for the winter. This year I need to get them out so I can put some perrenials in that area. Problem is the elephant ear foliage is not showing signs of dying back yet. Will it hurt to take the bulbs out anyway?
I've had these bulbs for several years and don't want to lose them - we're like family. LOL