Need to move Iris now...
My daughter and her fiance are living in an older farmhouse and are in the process of remodeling it. There is a very old front porch that will be demolished in the next week. There are 2 large (about 10 sq ft) iris clumps adjacent to this porch that will be destroyed in the process if we don't move them now. I've been doing some searching on this topic, and realize that this time of year is not ideal, but it's now or never. Right now, the plants have about 6 to 12 inches of new growth. These are the rhizome types and the roots are many and very dense.
What should I do to get these moved now, to keep them growing and healthy? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!