Crocus Sativus Saffron 7/8cm

From £5.99
7-8cm Bulbs
Delivery from mid-August
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
  • Autumn flowering time
  • GREEN foliage colour
  • PURPLE flowering Colour

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Product Description

Fragrant Autumn flowering crocus Sativus. Has been grown for the expensive spice in Britain since the Tudor times. When in flower look for the red 'ribbons' and remove with tweezers. They can be dried and stored in an airtight container for up to two years. You need a lot of Sativus to harvest a significant crop of Saffron. It is fun to have a little home grown Saffron and the flower is delightful. Like all Crocus, they naturalise and multiply. Grow these stunning and fragrant flowers in patio pots or at the fronts of garden borders. 7-8cm corms supplied.

Plant Size

Mature Height 5 cm
Mature Spread 5 cm
Plant Spacing 5 cm
Annual Growth 5 cm

Planting Notes

Planting Plant at approx 2-5cm deep.
Soil Type Moderately fertile, well drained.

Planting & Growing Instructions

Plant crocus bulbs from September to December 5-8cm deep and 5cm apart. Can be planted under trees and shrubs in grass, in borders and containers. Plant in groups for an en-masse growth, similar to what you'd find on a woodland walk. Leave undisturbed after flowering and they will bloom year after year. Flowers late Winter to Early Spring.