Unplanted Rhizomes: Have I Waited Too Long?
I received my box of rhizomes from Cooley's well over a month ago, though I can't remember exactly when. I unpacked them to let them dry, but I've been obsessing so much over how to amend the soil before planting that not a one has a hit the ground yet.
Also, there were five iris plants in containers which I purchased from a local garden center which my mom put in the ground. I realized that she'd planted them with potting soil (she' so cute...) and pulled them out. They too have been sitting out of the ground now for weeks, although the fans did grow and they're still green. They have huge clumps of soil around the roots which I haven't touched.
Are my rhizomes suffering? I know I read on a slip from Cooley's that the rhizomes should be planted IMMEDIATELY, but it didn't say why... any insights will be greatly appreciated!