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Rotting amorph paeoniifolius--HELP!

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 ( on
Sun, Feb 24, 08 at 15:38

I have a large tuber that grew well for me last summer, and dropped its last leaf this past December. It was allowed to dry, and when I dug it up 4 weeks ago, the center was showing signs of rot. I scooped out the bad parts and treated it with cinnamon. The rot is progressing and extensive, and I am about to do a Physan soak.

1)Is there any hope? 2)Should I be trying another sterilizing product? 3)Can I salvage pieces of this and grow the pieces like a potato?

I tried seedlings of the same species 2 years ago--they started well, but didn't survive dormancy. Maybe I should just give up with this?

All advice is welcome!


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RE: Rotting amorph paeoniifolius--HELP!

Try to cut out as much of the rotting material as possible and then give it a soak in 10% clorox solution. for 10 minutes.

Store dry and cool and check every 10 to 14 days.

I have had success in the past cutting rotten tubers in pieces before. Sometimes such drastic steps are needed.

Hope this helps a little.


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