Crocus Sativus (The Saffron Crocus)

Grow your own saffron! Crocus sativus is lilac with deep veins and elongated red stigma. The stigmas can be harvested for one of the world's most sought after spices.

For best results, plant in a warm, sunny area using a very well drained soil.

Quantity   Per pack of 50 bulbs
50 to 200 £9.00 (£7.50 + VAT)
250 to 950 £6.84 (£5.70 + VAT)
1000 or more £5.70 (£4.75 + VAT)

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Our Spring Flowering Bulbs are available to preorder now. Deliveries will start from September.

Crocus Sativus (The Saffron Crocus) details

Planting

September

October

November

December

Flowering

October

November

Specifications

  • Colour: Lilac
  • Height: 15cm
  • Bulb size: 6/7cm
  • Perennial
  • Dutch cultivated

Good for

  • Bees
  • Pots and containers
  • Beds and borders
  • Lawns and verges

How to grow

Hardiness:Hardy
Soil type:Moist
Position:Semi-shade/Full sun
Bulbs per m2:150
Planting depth:8cm

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