Tee hee, Miriam, Indiana summers are DRY! Penny, get it in the ground ASAP. If it is an
older one, it should be very happy. Mine were young and the rabbits ate them for a few years. They like to be planted relatively shallow and just want a lot of water in the first season. After that, baring the rabbits, they should come back strong and happy! Oh, and my red hot pokers were grown from seed. Super easy to grow!