Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)

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SKU:
F1184
Quantity:
10 bulbs
Color:
Lilac Purple
Height:
4-6"
Bloom Time:
Fall
  • Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)
  • Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)
  • Saffron Crocus Bulb - (Crocus sativus)
  • Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)
  • Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)
  • Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)
$6.50

Description

Saffron Crocus Bulbs - (Crocus sativus)

This lilac or purple flower grows 4-6" high and flowers in the Fall. This small species is famous for the saffron, obtained from its reddish orange stigmas. The costliest of all herbs and spices, 75,000 flowers are needed to make up a pound of pure saffron.

Weather you grow it for its stigmas or just to add beauty, these tiny wonders belong in your garden.

Growing Conditions
  • Prefers an open, sunny position but may be grown in light shade.
  • Plant in fall. Cover bulbs with soil to three times their height.
Flowering
  • Saffron is a fall-flowering crocus species
  • Crocuses are not good cut flowers but can last a few days in a vase.
Tip
  • It is essential not to remove the crocus leaves before they have yellowed as they are important in building up the corms and therefore, next season's flowering potential. Plantings may need lifting and dividing every 3-4 years, but can be left until corms start to push their way to the surface.
  • Crocus grow from corms, very similar to a bulb.
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