Transplanting Iris today
I was planning to transplant my bearded Iris today from a temporary raised box into the garden. Then I read the FAQ that says to let the separated rhizomes lay in a shady dry area for a couple days to allow the cuts to scab before planting.
Is that an absolute necessity? If I hadn't read it first I would be planting them today -- and then what? No blooms again? Rotten rhizomes? I'm not disputing the ideal method, just wondering if it's absolutely necessary.