Dutch Iris 'Miss Saigon'

Iris x hollandica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: x hollandica (hol-LAN-dee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Saigon
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow


Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Daytona Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Palm City, Florida

Carrollton, Georgia

Hazard, Kentucky

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Algonac, Michigan

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Atlanta, Texas

Austin, Texas

Haltom City, Texas

Odessa, Texas

South Jordan, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 1, 2016, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

My mom bought these "Miss Saigon" Irises for me and they are so tall and so beautiful. I had it in my head that Dutch Iris were about a foot tall so I was pleasantly surprised when some of these grew over 3 feet tall. Very rich and unique coloring.


On May 28, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Plated 10 of these bulbs that I purchased at the local Wal-Mart. Wish I had bought twice as many, as they are gorgeous to behold. Would like really nice in a cluster or clump. High eye appeal.


On Sep 20, 2010, greenpixies from Natchitoches, LA wrote:

I look forward to this plants emergence every spring! It does wonderfully here in our zone 8a garden and they overwinter right in the ground. I've got them planted in two clumps, slightly mounded up as the bed they live in is one of my few un-raised beds and I wanted to be sure they would not rot. When I remember, once every year or so I ammend bed with compost and feed these Iris' with bone meal.
The have very thin grass like leaves and are a medium height. I highly recommend a cage or other form of staking each clump you plant.
I adore these bright flowers! They are a spring bloomer here and bloom before my Louisiana and Bearded Iris'. I did not expect much when I purchased a bag of bulbs at a big box store some 3 or 4 years ago. I still see them at the H. Depot an... read more


On Jun 1, 2008, nxcollectibles from Algonac, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Grows in Michigan - Lift and store bulbs before frost in peat moss/vermaculite at 50 degrees.