Planting Irises in Late Fall. What to do?
Today I saw an iris rhizome at the store, for a variety I've been wanting to try (Red Zinger). So I bought it. One of those dried-out looking rhizomes,. I've been able to get those growing before. Altho they don't bloom the 1st spring. Also, this summer I made a big mistake and ordered rhizomes and bulbs from a company that seems to think an order in August means sending the bulbs and rhizomes in late Oct or maybe Nov (not sure if I'm allowed to name it). If they ever actually send them, I'll have a couple more to plant.
I know this is a bad time to plant. Too late. Too wet in the Pacific NW. Should I keep the rhizomes stored until Spring? Plant them in containers inside? Plant them outside and hope for the best?
Curious about what the iris experts here would do. I don't know yet what I will do. I'm leaning toward planting in a raised bed that I will be building this weekend anyway.