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Saffron Crocus

Crocus sativus
SKU: HC008528
$9.99
per Bag of 12
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Overview

Crocus sativus (Saffron Crocus) blooms in autumn with lovely lilac petals enclosing three deep orange-red stigmas per flower. These are the source of what we know of as saffron, the world’s most expensive spice. Not only are these lovely crocuses a source of visual candy in the fall, but you can harvest the spice yourself and enjoy them in recipes throughout the year. Plant your saffron Crocus bulbs as soon as they arrive in late summer. They will sprout and grow in about 6-10 weeks (sometimes in as little as 4-6 weeks), putting on a colorful fall display. If there is danger of frost in your area, plant in containers that can be brought indoors.

key features
Botanical Name
Crocus sativus
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Mature Height
4" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Mid to late fall
SKU
HC008528