Saffron Autumn Crocus
A fall-blooming purple beauty with harvestable spice!
Blooms early fall
Grow your own delicious spice! This autumn blooming, lightly-veined, soft purple crocus deepens in color toward a base with bright yellow stamens and striking red stigmas (3 per flower). Gently harvest and dry the edible stigmas for your own saffron spice. Dormant over the summer, this crocus will send up grassy foliage and striking purple blossoms in early fall. This variety grows to 4” tall and will usually bloom within 5-10 weeks of planting (although occasional corms may not bloom until the second year). Naturalizes readily. Prefers full to partial sun.
Does not ship internationally.
|10 bulbs||$4.95||Out of Stock|
|30 bulbs||$12.95||Out of Stock|
Saffron Crocus should be planted as soon as possible after reception, to give them as much time to settle in before frost as possible. They do best in full sun to partial shade, and require a well-drained soil. Water in and mulch well after planting; beyond that normal rainfall should be sufficient. Saffron Crocus will usually bloom 5-10 weeks after planting, although occasional corms may not bloom until the 2nd year. At flowering the stigmas -3 per flower- can be gently harvested and dried for spice.
|Bloom Season||Early Fall|
|Bulb spacing||3" apart|
|Bulbs per Square Foot||9|
|Height at Maturity||4"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|
|Hardiness Zone Range||3-8|
Saffron Crocus bulbs will start shipping in September. If your order contains products with different ship dates, your items will be shipped as they become available, on or after the shipping dates indicated on the product above. If there are multiple ship dates, the shipping quote you will receive will cover these multiple shipments.