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PlantFiles: Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Miss Saigon'

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ladychroe 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 chrisw99 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.

Regional...

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

Los Altos, California
Bridgewater, New Jersey
, Ontario
Leesburg, Virginia



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