dahlia tubers

Zone 5?/ Nebraska | caparks added on May 21, 2015 | Answered

My dahlia tubers that I stored over winter are dry and wrinkled. Should I plant them or not? I stored them individually in paper sacks filled with peat moss.

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Answered on May 22, 2015

Tubers that are slightly withered and wrinkled will probably still grow. I would go ahead and plant them. In the meantime, you can stop them from further drying out by lightly spraying them with water from a spray bottle.

Dahlias that are overwintered in a too-warm location tend to get dry and wrinkled - this is something to keep in mind when you store them for next year. For more information on storing dahlia tubers, please visit the following link:

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