Transplanting - Knowledgebase Question

Fridley, Mi
Question by joannelcra
October 1, 2010
I have two dahlias in full sun and wondered about moving them inside for winter? Your thoughts

Also, I have a snake wort or snake root and need to move it. Your thoughts.


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Answer from NGA
October 1, 2010

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Dahlias won't grow well indoors so I can't recommend you dig yours up and move them indoors. Instead, wait until frost kills the tops of the plants and then cut off the foliage and carefully lift the tubers. Brush off excess soil and store the tubers in dry peat moss in a cool place but one that remains above freezing. In the spring you can separate the tubers and replant them in the garden.

Snakeroot plants grow best in rich, moist soil, in shady garden spots.

Enjoy your garden!

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