Crocus sativus - Saffron Crocus Bulbs - 100 per Box
Crocus sativus, the source of saffron, is native to southwest Asia. The spice is from the dried stigmas of the flower. Though saffron is very expensive, the plant itself is surprisingly easy to grow, and beautiful.
Name(s): Crocus sativus, Saffron crocus.
Flower Color: Purple.
Bloom Time: Fall.
Foliage: Herbaceous, green.
Height/Spread: Approximately 4 inches.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Condition: Average, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Planting Depth: 2 inches to 3 inches.
Features: Source of saffron. Deer-resistant.
Uses: Perfect for container gardens and bulb gardens.
Comments: Plant 2" to 3" deep and 3" to 4" apart in average well-drained soil. Crocus thrive in full sun to partial shade in USDA climate zones 3 to 9.
Please note that the shipping period on these is very short - during the month of September only. They sell out quickly. Place your order now.