Can anyone advise me what to do with these plants? I bought 4 small plants on offer in 3" pots in March. They were the last leftover in the shop and had flowered for quite some time when bought. I knew they wouldn't be in flower for much longer but they were so pretty and offered cheaply at that time so I couldn't resist buying and planting them in a bare patch which I made into a tiny makeshift rock section. I planted them in a mixture of loam, sharp sand and grit. I then surrounded them with leftover grit and left them to it. Flowering stopped end of April and each plant remained much as when bought - i.e. no new growth. TThey are also in partial shade and it looks as if the soil doesn't ever dry.
Now, June 6th, the plants are still tiny, no new growth - but was assuming they are relatively dormant and are supposed to be as they are. They don't look greatly healthy but I didn't know what to expect after their flowering time is over.
Today I noticed that these round black tubers(?) have pushed up through the grit to the surface and I'm wondering if this is normal. I'm not sure I planted them in the right conditions and if I ought to be doing somethin!g to rescue them now - if it looks as if they are not going to make it to next year. Can anyone tell me from these pictures what you think I ought to be doing with them? The tubers feel solid enough but never having seen them before I'm not sure if I should be re-planting them or if they should even be black!
Advice would be much welcomed. I hope I'm not going to lose them by having boobed with the planting conditions. Thanks.