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.
Plant height to 10cm (4″)
Plant in full sun