How long should it take dormant bulbs to ‘wake up’ after planting? I am in central South Carolina, and I set them out about 4 weeks ago. I only have about 4 out of 12 breaking ground, though we have had warm (to hot) days and mild nights with pretty good rain and waterings since they’ve been out.
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Elephant ear bulbs have been known to take up to 8 weeks to sprout after being put back into the ground, so yours may still be fine. Alternatively, there may be rotten areas on some of the bulbs. You could dig a couple up and check whether that's the problem.