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Crocus Sativus

Crocus Sativus

  • Blooms in the fall
  • Lavender flowers with striped pattern
  • Stigmas used for saffron
  • Grows 4-6 in. tall
  • Also called Saffron Crocus
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Product Description
The orange stigmas of the saffron crocus are the source of the precious middle-eastern spice. Roughly 150 flowers are needed for .035 oz. of dry saffron. This beautiful crocus blooms in fall, not spring. It performs well in containers, lawns and naturalized areas. Full sun to part shade. Zones 5-9.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Crocus sativus
  • Season: Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height: 4 - 6 Inches
  • Spacing: 3 - 4"
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Spread: 3 - 4"
  • Color:Lilac with a striped pattern
  • Foliage:Narrow grass-like in the spring after fall blooms
  • Depth:3" deep
  • Blooms:Fall
  • Soil Preference: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: None
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flowers: Cup-shaped flower
  • Pollinator: Not needed
  • Size: 8-9 cm
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