Newbie waited way too long to plant iris...what can I expect?
I ordered a box of bearded iris last fall that was accidentally taken to storage. I just found it. The irises are still OK, it looks like, just a bit dried out, but they are heavy in the hand and not totally dessicated. Several of them still show green on the shoots/leaves. I plan to put them in the ground this weekend. The temps in Austin have been up and down over the last couple of weeks, between 40 and 77 degrees. Assuming I get these in the ground ASAP, what can I expect from them? Should they live? Any chance of them blooming later this year? Any special treatment I should offer the rhizomes? Thanks in advance for your advice!