Can I have some advice on these unplanted bulbs?
I was over at my mother's today and I asked her what ever happened to that elephant ear plant she had last year. She said it was still sitting in the garage. So we went out and looked at it. It has some white, pinkish tipped starts poking out, about 2-3 inches long and an inch thick. The opposite end of the bulb is a bit soft and it is overall a little dessicated. I think that had it been planted in spring in this condition, it would have done fine. Now...? It's been in the high 90s and low 100s for the past week.
We also found some cannas in the same condition, which is amusing because the ones she planted rotted in the ground in the rains. So the box that got lost are the only survivors.
What should I do with these things? I can put them in the ground, but what sort of care will they need to get established in the heat? Would it be better to just put them somewhere cool and dry until next year? Will they make it?