Planting bearded iris

Asked September 17, 2020, 11:06 AM EDT

I received my bearded iris from Breck's in late August with instructions to plant in September. I have them in my refrigerator now, but just read information that I should plant in November or December if in zone 8. When should I plant them?

Onslow County North Carolina

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Bearded iris can be planted July through September in our area as rhizomes such as what you purchased. Container-grown plants can be planted in spring. Here is more information about planting and care of your plants: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/bearded-iris-for-the-home-landscape

Spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils and tulips are best planted in November through early December.