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I just bought several boxesI just bought several boxes of Dahlias from the Grocery Outlet in Petaluma for $5.99 each. The brand is TotalGreen and they are supposedly from Holland. They are enclosed in black plastic bags. I cut one of these bags open and see that the tuber has lots of spindly growth--maybe 4 white shoots about 16 inches long to 8 inches long a piece and they look like white asparagus, extremely anemic, but the actual tubers are ok, meaning not rotted or dried out. Should I return them? Should I pinch all this off and stick them in the ground. If so how would I know which direction to plants them in? The colors on the box looked fabulous but if they are too compromised to bloom this year, I am not interested in keeping them. Any advise is appreciated.

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