Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
£3.50 – £24.00
Crocus Sativus, (Saffron Crocus), fully to frost hardy. Perennial. Thrives in full sun, with well-drained soil. This is an October flowering crocus, which can be used for naturalising under trees, in the grassland, rockeries, beds and borders, containers or even indoor. Sativus is the source of saffron, which is made from the large red stigmas, gathered and dried. There are three stigmas to each crocus flower which makes you realise why Saffron is expensive. During the Middle ages this plant was known as vegetable gold.
Large bulbs supplied. Size 9/10, Large bulbs produce more flower.
October – November
10 bulbs, 100 bulbs, 25 bulbs, 50 bulbs
Plant: September-October. 8 cm deep. Spacing 10 cm. Flowers October-November. Height 8 cm.
Hardy. Perennial. Crocus Sativus is the source of Saffron that can be naturalised in grassland, front borders, can also be grown in pots. Will thrive in any well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Each flower will produce 3 dark orange red stigmas (saffron strands) remove the strands and leave to dry naturally on a plate.
Propagate: By dividing clumps in mid summer and replant at the same time.