Crocus- Saffron

Crocus sativus

  • Lilac purple flowers
  • Stigmas can be dried to make saffron
  • Requires a cold winter
  • NOT FOR TAS, WA

Crocus is a seasonal product, available in late summer and autumn.
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Description

Crocus- Saffron

Crocus sativus

NOT FOR TAS, WA

  • Lilac purple flowers
  • Stigmas can be dried to make saffron
  • Requires a cold winter

A hardy perennial growing to 30cm and the source of the spice saffron. The lilac flowers with dark purple 'veins' bloom in autumn. Each corm will produce one flower, increasing to multiple flowers as the corm matures over several years. Suited to growing in containers and rockeries or in beds and borders. 

Each flower has three orange-red stigmas that can be harvested and dried to use as a spice or colouring. Saffron is often used to flavour and colour rice and rice dishes including paella and risotto.

Native to Greece and grown throughout the Mediterranean, corms grow well in cool, temperate and arid climates; they need a cold winter to produce flowers and will not flower in tropical or subtropical climates.

Product code: Z-CRO-08

Best Months to Plant
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Cool
Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Arid
Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 10cm
Season Autumn
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 15cm
Plant Height 30cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 60-90 days

*Notes: Corms are dormant in summer.

How To Grow

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