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Saffron Crocus

Fall Flowering
  • SKU: 87974
  • For each offer ordered, get 25 crocus bulbs
  • This item is not available in VI
This item ships in Fall

Saffron Crocus

Unique fall-flowering crocus has lavender blooms with red stigmas. The stigmas are used as a seasoning agent in cooking. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Blooms in late summer to fall. Grows 4-5 in. tall. Zones 5-8. 8-9 cm bulbs.
Product Details
  • FormBulb
  • LightFull sun to partial shade.
  • Height4 - 5 inches.
  • Spread3 - 4 inches.
  • Spacing3 - 4 inches.
  • Zones5 - 8
  • FoliageNarrow, grass-like borne with or shortly after the blooms.
  • Flower FormSmall cup-shaped blooms. Not Fragrant
  • ColorLight lavender to rich lilac.
  • BloomsLate summer to fall ( 4 - 6 weeks after planting).
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, humus rich, moderately moist soil. Does not like cold wet areas.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • PruningNone necessary. Allow foliage to die back.
  • CommentsBeautiful lavender blooms poking up through the fall leaves is a wonderful site in late summer. When most of the landscape is heaped in shades of orange, red, yellow and brown, a splash of lavender at the edge of a flowerbed or garden corner is a colorful way to end the growing season before winter sets in. Saffron Crocus is treasured for the golden stigma which are used to color and flavor food and also used as a dye for fabric.
  • Botanical NameCrocus sativus
  • Depth2 - 3 inches.
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Shipping Schedule

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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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