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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Jan Bos
The lovely scented Jon Bos forms a magnificent spike of rich rose red which does not fade as the spike ages. It has distinctive green tips to its bells once it first opens. Our hyacinths are classified as Dutch (or florist) hyacinths which are famed for being a large flowering strain. This strain originates from the Hyacinthus orientalis, a native of countries such as Turkey and was introduced in England in 1560 by Anthony Jenkinson, within a century breeders in Holland had raised over 2,000 varieties. If you are interested in forcing your hyacinths the minimum suitable size is 18cm so we would recommend that you focus on our Top Size Hyacinths. Jon Bos is in fact one of the easiest varieties to force. The best time of year for these bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is Mid-January. Our Top Size Jon Bos has also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.