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Crocus Sativus

Crocus Sativus

Beautiful 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.
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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 - 5 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 inches.
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Spread: 3 - 4 inches.
  • 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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Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes 
1A-4A 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 6/11/21
4B 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 6/11/21
5A 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
7A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
7B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
8A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 6/11/21
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10A & B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/24/2021 5/31/2021 6/7/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
4B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/15/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/7/21 3/8/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7A 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
8A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/15/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
9A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
10A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/3/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/24/2021



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