I have 7 camassia cusickii bulbs that have some geenish mold on them. Will they make it if I plant them or can I treat them with something to increase the likelyhood of them making it? I live in zone 8 in a dryer part of western washington (24 average inches of rain a year). Thank you for any help!
can moldy camasia bulbs be saved?
I would wipe away as much of the mold as possible and, if the bulbs are firm, with no mushy spots, put them in a paper sack and coat them with fungicide before planting.
Hydrogen peroxide as a fungicide? Quite possibly, but a cheap easy fungicide is common ground cinnamon. Wipe the bulbs with a damp cloth, check for rotten spots, dump cinnamon in a paper bag and add the bulbs. (label the bag and use the remaining cinnamon to dust other bulbs).