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For Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
6-8 per sq. ft.
Family
Fall Flowering Crocus
Flowering Height
6 inches
Flowering Time
Fall
Fragrant
Yes
Naturalizing
No
Planting Depth
3 inches
Sunlight
Full Sun/Partial Shade
USDA Zones
4-9
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Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)

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Our flower bulbs from Holland arrive in the United States by mid-September. We start shipping our flower bulbs by early-October.

 Once your order ships, you will receive a tracking number by email.

 We will continue to ship until the beginning of January or until supplies last.

 We start shipping our Amaryllis bulbs by the end of October.

 Amaryllis bulbs will continue to ship until February or until supplies last.

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"DIY! GROW YOUR OWN TASTY & HEALTHY SPICE SAFFRON"

Did you know that we are specialists in the production of Crocus Sativus Bulbs in Holland? We ship our saffron crocus bulbs within the USA. 

Saffron 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 storing rooms a special temperature treatment for a few weeks in order to enhance the saffron production in the first year. We hold an excellent stock which we have been contracting with the best grower for many years!

Saffron is said to make people cheerful and so will this little flower. The little crocus bulbs that flower before Christmas have been neglected, perhaps because everyone muddles them with the "autumn crocus" - the colchicums - which are a much coarser affair. Colchicums are members of the lily family whereas crocus belong to the iris group, which also includes such refined favorites as freesias, crocosmia and schizostylis. In Mediterranean countries, once the rains come and the earth turns green again, the grass is studded with tiny flower globes in blue, white or palest pink. They are delicate and their petals are translucent. The appeal of any flower that suggests spring as soon as the leaves begin to fall cannot be over-emphasized. You need all the color you can get when mornings are shrouded in fog and afternoons end at 4pm.

Crocus sativus, the saffron crocus, was probably introduced here by the Romans. In Tudor times enough were grown in Essex to give the town of Saffron Walden its name. The orange filaments (try adding them to mashed potato with fish pie) were said to make people cheerful. So cheerful, according to Alice Coats in her book Flowers and their Histories, that one herbal reported "a lady of Trent . . . almost shaken to pieces with laughing immoderately for a space of three hours, which was occasioned by her taking too much saffron". It would be an expensive tonic these days. The price of the dried stigmas is sky high, but you could grow Crocus sativus yourself easily enough. Entrepreneurs might like to create a niche-market for culinary saffron. The rest of us can enjoy the flowers and an occasional treat for the pot. The flowers are large and purple, with darker veins and a violet center around the orange stigmas. It is a showy and rather modern color contrast, but this is not one to naturalize. 
It needs planting in good soil and plenty of sunshine.

Planting information

Plant your flower bulbs in the fall or early winter

Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

Plant the bulbs three times the size of the bulb deep

Space the bulbs two times the size of the bulb apart

Plant the bulbs in well drained soil

Plant the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

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Shipping schedule

Our flower bulbs from Holland arrive in the United States by mid-September. We start shipping our flower bulbs by early-October.

 Once your order ships, you will receive a tracking number by email.

 We will continue to ship until the beginning of January or until supplies last.

 We start shipping our Amaryllis bulbs by the end of October.

 Amaryllis bulbs will continue to ship until February or until supplies last.

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For over 4 generations, DutchGrown™ has built its reputation by offering the best Fall-planted flowers bulbs available anywhere. We take pride in our exceptionally high level of quality control, customer service and our commitment to client satisfaction continues long after the bulbs leave our premises. When you order from DutchGrown™, we 100% guarantee that you will receive the hardiest flower bulbs available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden.

Details

For Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
6-8 per sq. ft.
Family
Fall Flowering Crocus
Flowering Height
6 inches
Flowering Time
Fall
Fragrant
Yes
Naturalizing
No
Planting Depth
3 inches
Sunlight
Full Sun/Partial Shade
USDA Zones
4-9
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