Crocus sativus, also known as saffron crocus, is autumn-flowering, scented and gives you the opportunity to grow your own saffron. It has gorgeous striped, purple petals and will produce eye-catching red stigmas which you can harvest and dry. These easy to grow bulbs will look lovely in a well-drained border, or plant them in a container so that they can decorate your patio, balcony or doorway. They will multiply year on year so that you'll always be able to look forward to a bigger, more spectacular display. This lovely variety will have your garden buzzing with the sounds of bees and other pollinators going about their business.
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Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -20°C
Plant Height (at maturity): H 10cm/4"
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Lilac
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Autumn
Flowering (from - to): September - November
Planting (from - to): September - November
Typically Available (from - to): September - November
Crocus will grow in a wide range of soils provided there is good drainage. They like sunshine but the flowers will last longer in partial shade. Excellent for naturalising (leaving in for flowers year after year). Suitable for rockeries, between shrubs and in any kind of container. Should they become overcrowded after a few years, lift when the foliage has died down, divide and replant. When planting, place wire netting just under the soil surface to prevent mice or squirrels eating the corms.