Herb Saffron Crocus

Saffron Crocus

Crocus sativus

This fall-bloomer has been cultivated since the ancient times as a valuable spice and color agent. Flowers grow 4" high and appear in October to November. Use them under deciduous trees, along walkways, beneath shrubbery, on banks, and in rock gardens. Needs good drainage or bulbs will rot. Plant 3"-4" deep (from top of corm), 6" apart. Harvest the whole stigma, dry, an put in a salt shaker and sprinkle as necessary. Zones 7-9. Zone 6 with mulch.

We ship crocus bulbs starting in August through December. Potted are shipped as long as we have them. Please plant your bulbs as soon as possible. Be sure you protect your bulbs from squirrels and others that may snack on your bulbs. We do not replace saffron bulbs.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Drought ToleranceVery Good
Heat ToleranceGood
Humidity ToleranceGood
Sun ToleranceGood
Wet Soil TolerancePoor
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Deer ResistanceVery Good
Soil TypeWell Drained
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

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