Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Miss Saigon'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Saigon

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Altos, California

Bridgewater, New Jersey

, Ontario

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 29, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

Miss Saigon is a rich, bright pinkish-purple. It's gorgeous. This is my favorite hyacinth.

*********2008 edit***********

In it's second year, the blooms are looser and not the tight bottle-brush shape. This is because the commercial bulb growers remove the flowers for several years before sale to build up the bulb's energy for a very dense and lush flower spike. I think the natural shape is just as beautiful and colorful, though.

Positive

On Mar 13, 2007, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Miss Saigon' is a deep, rich bluish magenta with blue purple on the reverse--very eye catching. This is the first year that I have grown it, so I can't report on its staying power. It is shorter and more compact that some hyacinths.