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Jan Bos Red Hyacinth Dutch Bulbs


 
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*Availability Status: Available for early order - Shipment begins 9/30/19
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Large, high quality bulbs from Holland

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $1.49

Product Code: HYAJAN1

  
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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Jan Bos'


Overall Description


This Dutch Hyacinth version has been around since about 1910, and is known to be the best red blooming hyacinth available even today. Jan Bos has fragrant stalks of blooms that are slightly more slender than Carnegie or some other lighter colored varieties. Blooms are an extremely dark reddish pink color with paler petal fringes - stunning color! Jan Bos is a versatile variety that can be used for planters, accents, window boxes, and borders...…..as well as potted up in containers for patio gardening, or even use indoors.

Best planted at a depth of 5" - 6" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 3 - 4 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Jan Bos Hyacinth is an early to mid bloomer in spring, and is one of the easier varieties to force out of dormancy if desired for use indoors or getting a jumpstart on spring in greenhouses.

We offer our Jan Bos Dutch Hyacinth bulbs at a per bulb price - be sure to check out the quantity discounts offered if you need several bulbs. Guaranteed to be of excellent size & quality.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 10" - 12" ( flower heads may extend just slightly further )

--Mature Width : 3" - 5"

--Growth Rate :
Early to mid spring bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones : 4
- 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Typical green flexible bladelike foliage

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Compact, dense panicles of dark reddish pink multi petaled flowers that have slightly paler edges / margins. Flowers tend to last just slightly longer in part sun locations vs full sun, but either are acceptable.

--Diseases / Insects :
Nothing serious, but always be watchful for the occasional snail or slug

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 bulbs per square foot of soil is recommended for optimal density & blooming once bulbs push out.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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