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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket' (Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket'

Other names

Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'

Genus

Hyacinthus Hyacinthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Jacket' _ 'Blue Jacket' is a bulbous perennial with upright, linear to lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and sturdy, dark purple stems bearing erect racemes of fragrant, tubular to bell-shaped, blue flowers in early to mid-spring.


Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

May cause skin irritation and if ingested may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by pinching spent flower stem at ground level. Only remove leaves after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket' (Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Plant bulbs 10cm deep in autumn in fertile, moist, free draining soil in sun or partial shade, in a sheltered position. If growing in containers, ensure they do not become waterlogged.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket'

Other names

Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'

Genus

Hyacinthus Hyacinthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Jacket' _ 'Blue Jacket' is a bulbous perennial with upright, linear to lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and sturdy, dark purple stems bearing erect racemes of fragrant, tubular to bell-shaped, blue flowers in early to mid-spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

May cause skin irritation and if ingested may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by pinching spent flower stem at ground level. Only remove leaves after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Blue Jacket' (Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Plant bulbs 10cm deep in autumn in fertile, moist, free draining soil in sun or partial shade, in a sheltered position. If growing in containers, ensure they do not become waterlogged.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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