I have just dug these beauties up (February). The straps(leaves) are coming up here in Missouri making them easier to locate. You will want to plant them with the leaves and as soon as possible. The shock of being dug up and shipped may keep them from blooming this year. I have found that if planted as soon as possible quite often they will go ahead and bloom. No guarantee on that. These bloom later in the heat of summer...Late July early August. Only in spring do you see the leaves. Thank you!