Dahlias
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Overwintering dahlias

Zone 11721 | Anonymous added on November 23, 2018 | Answered

Before packing the tubers away should I cut off the roots growing out of the ends of the tubers and cut off the stalks. Also, how can I tell which is the 'mother' tuber (for next spring)? Thank you. Marsha

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    MichiganDot
    Answered on November 23, 2018

    Leave roots intact if they are plump. The very fine roots can be removed but this isn't necessary. Here are articles; the first link is on storing dahlia tubers and the second is on identifying the "mother". You might enjoy browsing other pages on the 'dahilas.net" website. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/dahlia/dividing-dahlia-tubers.htm
    http://www.dahlias.net/dahwebpg/TuberStor/TuberStor3.htm

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