FINAL SALE! SAFFRON BULBS ARE BEGINNING TO SPROUT, SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES THAT CAN PLANT UPON ARRIVAL!
One of the most exotic (and expensive to purchase) spices in the world, now you can grow your own, and enjoy beautiful flowers too! Saffron Crocus is a cheerful variety that bucks the spring blooming tradition and throws up its pretty purple blossoms in the fall. We think it is pretty fun to be reminded of springtime when the leaves are in the middle of their end of year change. Unlike more common crocus, Saffron Crocus unfurls 3 bright orange saffron strands that should be harvested shortly after opening. Use the spice fresh, right away, or spread to dry for a few days before storing in an airtight container.
Gardener’s Notes: Plant bulbs 2 to 4 inches deep, pointy end up. Amend with compost and/or bone meal if your soil needs a little help. Mulch well for winter, and watch for leaf emergence in spring and peel back mulch to help if needed, bulbs will begin flowering the following fall. Bulbs will produce for 5 to 6 years, with the heaviest production around year 2. Planting rate of 12 bulbs per sq ft. Easy to grow.