Lace Handkerchief Iris
Hello, I have never posted on this forum before because I have had only one Iris in my garden in the past and never had any problems with it.
My question is this. I recently purchased a "Lace Handkerchief Iris" from a nursery online. When I received the plant it was planted in dirt and had a small fan of leaves, and a root system, but no rhizome that I could feel or see. I know Iris are supposed to be planted with the rhizome at or just below soil level, but there wasn't one on this plant, so I just planted it as I would any other perennial. For a month or so nothing happened and the leaves began to brown a bit on the edge - then just recently I noticed it was putting out a new fan of leaves. I started thinking about that rhizome thing again and doubting myself - I thought there must have been one and maybe I just didn't feel it. So I carefully dug it up with the thought that I would reposition it and plant it carefully. But I still feel no rhizome - just roots. And in the process I realized it is actually growing a second, new fan off to the side.
I searched for Lace Handkerchief here and got no results, I'm starting to wonder if maybe this isn't truly an iris?
Is anyone familiar with this?
Thanks so much in advance for your help! If I left out any pertinent information, please let me know.