Bearded iris: transplanted rhizomes in full sun squishy and dried
I tried to fit it all into my subject. A couple weeks ago I divided some very hardy yellow bearded iris; after allowing the rhizomes to sit a few days in the shade, I transplanted them out into full sun and watered them. About ten days later (possibly more...) I checked to see how they were doing and they seemed to be doing awful.
The rhizomes, though planted at the correct depth, were squishy to the feel and looked quite wrinkled. These rhizomes get all day full sun and infrequent water...not barely full sun...and I wonder if the heat/lack of water was too much for them. Should I have watered every few days or waited until fall to transplant these guys, even though guidelines indicate summer is divide/transplant time?
Usually I have zero problems with these iris, but this is the first time I've planted them in such a harsh location where they did not receive much water.