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Elephant Ears & DID THEY SURVIVE #399098
May 1st, 2018 at 11:02 AM
May 1st, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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I did not dig up my elephant ear bulbs this past winter. I have a black diamond that i planted last year and it did really well. I am in zone 6b. Our winter was not too bad, but we did get a couple of light snows. We covered them really well, but wondering if i can dig down a little to see if they survived or will that hurt them? I was moving the mulch away from them after the last frost and noticed that there was part of a dead stalk and it had cream cheese looking stuff in it. Not a good sign, i bet?

so can i dig down to see if ok? I don't want to wait till june to see if they come up.

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Re: Elephant Ears & DID THEY SURVIVE [Re: mj1957] #399101
May 1st, 2018 at 09:13 PM
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I could not find anything that mentioned having left elephant ears out to over winter. Hopefully someone else will come by & help you.


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Re: Elephant Ears & DID THEY SURVIVE [Re: mj1957] #399405
May 28th, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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mj, where are you ? Did they survive?

Re: Elephant Ears & DID THEY SURVIVE [Re: mj1957] #399490
Jun 4th, 2018 at 07:50 AM
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hi sorry for the disappearance, having some issues here. No they did not. They had cottage cheese looking stuff in them. I dug them up and planted new. One is coming up, but have not seen the other one peek out yet.


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