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 trio of scarlet stigmas and styles that can be plucked and dried, each 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.
This is an autumn flowering bulb that does best from a fall planting the previous year.
Package contains 10 bulbs.