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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Miss Saigon'
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hyacinth 'Miss Saigon'

'Miss Saigon' is a compact hyacinth with deep wine-coloured flower spikes growing within the bright green leaves, to 20cm high. Stems are green, flushed dark purple. Long flowering, and may produce more than 1 stem per bulb

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple Purple Green
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, handling bulbs without protection can cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hyacinthus are bulbous perennial with glossy, broadly strap-shaped leaves and fragrant, bell-shaped flowers with recurved petals, borne in loose or dense racemes in spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant 10cm deep in autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Protect container grown bulbs from excessive winter wet

Propagation

Propagate by removing offsets when dormant in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can be susceptible to damage by slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free

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