Crocus Saffron
Crocus sativa - Saffron
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Who would have thought that one of the most expensive spices is so easy for anyone to grow? Saffron is a low-growing bulb with pretty, goblet-shaped purple flowers and grassy leaves. It is best known for producing the spice saffron and dye from the filaments that grow inside the flower and needs a cold winter with a few frosts to flower successfully. They're perfect for potting and adding colour to your courtyard or patio, in containers or mass planting in any garden or rockery.

Growth Height — 15
Flower Colour — Purple
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Keep the soil around the bulb moist during the growing season and allow it to remain dry during the dormant period.

Pruning Advice

Stigmas must be harvested straight after the flowers open.