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Crocus sativus - Saffron Crocus, Autumn Crocus - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Crocus sativus - Saffron Crocus, Autumn Crocus - Crocus sativus is the purple, October blooming crocus grown to produce saffron, a luxury spice cultivated since the late Bronze Age.
Crocus sativus - Crocus sativus is the purple, October blooming crocus grown to produce saffron, a luxury spice cultivated since the late Bronze Age.


 
10 bulbs/pack
Price: $9.99
Zone Hardiness: 6-8
Light: Sun
Height: under 4"
Width: under 4"
Flower Colour: Purple

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Fall bulbs ship or will be ready for pick-up in late September to early October.
Product Code: 8850
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Description Fine Print
 
Crocus sativus is the crocus grown to produce saffron, a luxury spice cultivated since the late Bronze Age. Elegant, purple, cup shaped flowers, up to four per bulb, bloom in October. Spectacular in drifts. Corms grow in fertile, well-drained soil, with full sun and warm, dry summers while dormant. To prepare the spice, trim the three scarlet filaments from the flowers when they appear, dry 15 minutes at 40-60C (100-140F) and allow to age 1 month in a dark, airtight container. Fresh saffron has no flavour. North of zone 6 it can be over wintered indoors in a cool place.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
  • Flowering Time: Fall
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: No
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Mediterranean maquis, cultivated in raised beds with loose, fertile soil prepared with manure
  • Geographical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
  • BC Native: No

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