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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos' (Hyacinth 'Jan Bos' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos'

Other names

Hyacinth 'Jan Bos'

Genus

Hyacinthus Hyacinthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Jan Bos' _ 'Jan Bos' is a bulbous perennial with upright, linear to lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and sturdy stems bearing erect racemes of strongly fragrant, star-shaped, reddish-pink flowers in early to mid-spring.


Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos' 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

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

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

Separate offsets when dormant in summer.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos' (Hyacinth 'Jan Bos' ) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, 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 in winter.

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

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Botanical name

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos'

Other names

Hyacinth 'Jan Bos'

Genus

Hyacinthus Hyacinthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Jan Bos' _ 'Jan Bos' is a bulbous perennial with upright, linear to lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and sturdy stems bearing erect racemes of strongly fragrant, star-shaped, reddish-pink flowers in early to mid-spring.

Native to

Garden origin

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

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

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

Separate offsets when dormant in summer.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos' (Hyacinth 'Jan Bos' ) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, 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 in winter.

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

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