Dig a shallow hole with the intention of transplanting in the spring, when you can plant properly, having the roots spread over a mound in the ground. To plant in a hurry and keep the roots protected for the winter, simply lay the roots, then cover with dirt and mulch with leaves. I mix a dry organic fertilizer with the dirt that the roots will need for nourishment for their winter sleep. This method that the old-timers have been prone to do, quick-planting, is referred to as “heel in planting”.[daylilly][rock-n-roll variegated rose]
Be sure to transplant early in the spring, well after the last frost.