Flower Color Pink Common Name Saffron Crocus Botanical Name Crocus Sativus Light Requirements Partial shade / Full sun Bloom Time Fall Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall Optimal planting spread 3-6" wide Planting Season Autumn Planting Depth 6-8 Inches deep Soil Moisture Average
DetailsSaffron Crocus (Crocus Sativus) is a very interesting Fall flowering specie. This variety will give plenty of blooms the first year throwing the expensive saffron spices used for many culinary dishes. The bulbs can be left in the ground for 6 consecutive years and your best harvest for saffron will be reached in the second year after planting. Many more years you can enjoy the Saffron in the Fall! We supply the biggest bulbs on the market, 9/10 cm. We will give the bulbs right after harvest in our climate controlled cells a special temperature treatment for a few weeks in order to enhance the saffron production for the first year. We hold an excellent stock which we have been contracting with the best grower for many years!
Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
Grow your own saffron spice and enjoy the beautiful purple flowers of crocus sativus! Saffron is incredibly expensive to purchase, but also particularly simple to grow. The high price is due to the cost of the intensive labor required to harvest it, rather than any difficulty in growing the flowers. Crocus sativus is by far our most popular fall planted crocus!
How to Grow Crocus Sativus Bulbs:
1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is mostly sunny or has only partial shade.
2. Planting crocus bulbs is fairly simple. Bulbs look much like a small onion, with wiry roots growing out of one site and a spike on the other. Plant with the roots pointing down and the spike pointing up.
4. Follow the rule of thumb when planting bulbs and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 2-3 inch hole, drop the bulb into it and cover with soil.
5. Regarding the spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 3 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.
5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
6. Crocus sativus bulbs will flower 6 to 8 weeks after planting, although occasionally they will wait until Spring to put through their grass like leaves and then the following fall to flower.
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WHEN WILL THIS ITEM SHIP?
Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from September through December.Orders placed before Sept 15:Expect your order to arrive mid September at your location.Orders placed Sept 15 to Dec 15:Orders are shipped the same week that they are placed.