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Saffron Fall Crocus

Grow saffron spice in your own backyard

Saffron Fall Crocus

Grow saffron spice in your own backyard

  • Bulbs grow and bloom the first season after they're planted
  • The dried stamens of this flower produce saffron
  • Blooms in the fall
  • Small, lavender- to lilac-colored cup-shaped blooms
  • Beautiful for borders, rock gardens and ground covers
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Product Description
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.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Crocus sativus
  • Season: Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Height: 4 - 5 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 inches.
  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Spread: 3 - 4 inches.
  • Color: Light lavender to rich lilac.
  • Foliage: Narrow, grass-like borne with or shortly after the blooms.
  • Depth: 2 - 3 inches.
  • Blooms: Late summer to fall ( 4 - 6 weeks after planting).
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, humus rich, moderately moist soil. Does not like cold wet areas.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: None necessary. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Form: Bulb
  • Flowers: Small cup-shaped blooms. Not Fragrant
Shipping Information

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:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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