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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Miss Saigon
The best in its colour range, Miss Saigon has nicely scented florets of violet mauve which are packed tightly on a lovely compact head. 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. The best time of year for Miss Saigon bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is February. Our Top Size Miss Saigon has also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.