Calla Lily Plants

Storing Broken Bulbs

Anonymous added on October 22, 2014 | Answered

When I was digging up my calla lily bulbs, some broke as they were being taken out of the wet soil. We have had a lot of rain in the last month and it has been very cold. This is the first chance I've had to get them dug up....and it is trying to snow now. The bulbs will be stored in peat moss. Will the broken ones survive in storage?

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Answered on October 22, 2014

Generally, it is recommended that you discard any broken or damaged bulbs. That being said, I think if you dust them with an anti-fungal powder prior to storage, they should be ok (if not, it's no worse than tossing them now, so why not try). Make sure the bulbs are dry, however, or rot will set in.

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