Hi Linda, You may be surprised, but the ones I get
that look like yours on the right actually grow better for me. The big luscious
juicy ones go into shock in my dry arid environment and it takes them a bit
longer to settle in.
I dug some iris for a friend last summer and threw
one finger sized rhizome to the side because it looked so pitiful. Three months
later it was still lying on the talbe on my deck with no roots. I decided to
plant it and this year it's just as big as the others.
Plant yours and see what you think next spring. You
have the perfect control group for this and you can demand your money next
spring if it doesn't grow.
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