Galanthus elwesii Hercule
Hercule was selected by Mark Brown in France, but from a batch of bulbs originally sourced in England.
Large chunky flowers – the outer segments lead down to a point at the tip, where there is sometimes a small green mark.
The flower are held over a rosette of broad green leaves which could be mistaken for alliums if they flowered later in the year.
Everything about this snowdrop is large – the bulbs are like bantam eggs!!!
What will you receive?
Depending on the time of year, you will receive either a: dormant bulbs, b: newly sprouting bulbs, c: snowdrops in flower, d: snowdrops “in the green”
The snowdrop is currently growing in its own pot and may indeed be several bulbs and bulb lets, we do not separate these off – they will be included with the main bulb.
All bulbs will have most of the compost removed prior to posting – this minimises damage in posting and reduces weight so we can keep postage costs low.
Flowering bulbs and bulbs “in the green” will be wrapped in damp kitchen roll and plastic film, then boxed – Dormant bulbs are packed in damp kitchen roll and bagged.
Please pot up or plant out as soon as you receive it.
Dig a hole to the depth that the bulb was previous planted (where the leaves change from white to green) or slightly deeper, pop in the bulb, and firm the soil back around the bulb to ensure no air-pockets.
If your soil is prone to water logging incorporate plenty of grit or sand to the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.
If your soil is sandy and exceptionally free draining then mix leaf-mould or compost into the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.
If your borders are visited regularly by voles or moles, then we recommend planting in pond baskets so that the bulbs are neither lifted onto the surface of the soil, or buried too deep by their soil excavating habits.