Plant Crocus sativus saffron crocus bulbs and learn why this exotic spice is such a valuable and expensive commodity. Most of the world's saffron is grown in very hot regions from Spain to Iran, and in India and Mexico. But the bulbs of this treasured plant grow well in cooler climates, too. Each small, delicate mauve flower produces a pair of scarlet pistils that can be plucked and dried, forming one single filament of saffron, one of the world's most expensive spices. A lot of work and resources go into producing only a tiny amount of this golden spice. Try growing some at home in patio containers, or scattered around a flower bed. 10 bulbs per pack.
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Plant height to 10cm (4")
Plant in full sun
Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.