Hercules - anyone think it's aptly named?
I just got done bringing in the rest of bulbs and seedlings in preparation for the frost we're supposed to have here tonight. It certainly was a bigger job this year than last, but probably not as much work as next year will be. (Not sure why I thought starting all those seedlings was a good idea!)
While I was digging up my Hercules bulbs I started wondering just how this bulb got its name anyway. It was one of the original bulbs I bought 2 years ago with some other types that really took off - but Hercules never did. The bulb hasn't grown much in size over the summer two years in a row, and I thought maybe the flower stalk would be strong but it isn't. Mine also seems much redder than others I've seen in pictures - maybe it's not Hercules at all. Anyone really impressed with their Hercules? Alana
It's pictured below with Lady Jane:
From GardenWeb pics