Saffron Crocus 25 Bulbs + Saffron Bulb Food - Crocus Sativus -Immediate Shipping

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Crocus plants are relatively small, reaching just 3-6 inches in height (depending on the variety). The leaves are grass-like, generally with a light stripe running up the middle. Many of the spring-flowering crocus bulbs are among the earliest bloomers. The blooms pucker up at night and re-open in the morning. This rare, fall blooming crocus is more commonly called the Saffron Bulb or Saffron Crocus! It begins blooming in September and continues through October! The purple flowers have deep purple veining! It's orange-red stigmas are the source of saffron, the worlds most expensive spice! Plant in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. It grows 3-5in. tall. Hardy in Zones 5-9. In cooler regions the Saffron Crocus can be grown in containers. You can harvest the saffron when the flowers are blooming. Harvesting Saffron is easy, simply pick the red stigmas on each flower once the flowers are fully open. Hirt's is one of the few companies that offer this rare bulb to the gardening public. As they are fall-blooming crocuses, you will plant them in the fall, but they will probably not bloom the year you plant them. Instead, you’ll see foliage in the spring, which will die back, and saffron flowers the following fall. Saffron crocus bulbs do not store well. Plant them as soon as possible after receiving them. Saffron plants need well draining soil and lots of sun. If saffron crocus is planted in swampy or poor draining soil, it will rot. Other than needing good soil and sun, saffron crocus are not picky. When you plant your saffron crocus bulbs, place them in the ground at about 3 to 5 inches (7.5 to 13 cm.) deep and at least 6 inches (15 cm.) apart. About 50 to 60 saffron flowers will produce about 1 tablespoon (15 mL.) of saffron spice, so keep this in mind when figuring how many to plant. But, also keep in mind that saffron crocus multiply rapidly, so in a few years time you will have more than enough. After your saffron crocus bulbs are planted, they need very little care. They will be hardy down to -15 F (-26 C). You can fertilize them once a year, though they grow fine without being fertilized as well. You can also water them if the rainfall in your area falls below 1.5 inches (4 cm.) per week.
  • Immediate shipping
  • Plant immediately after receiving bulbs
  • Large, 7/+ cm bulbs. Harvesting Saffron is easy, simply pick the red stigmas on each flower once the flowers are fully open.
  • Blooms in the fall. Hardy in zones 5-9.
  • Source of the world's most expensive spice, saffron


  • 5
    Better than expected!

    Posted by Marty Andersen on Dec 1st 2021

    The bulbs were shipped quickly and were well packaged. They were in great condition and were larger than expected. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5
    Saffron crocus

    Posted by Martin Holmgren on Nov 22nd 2021

    Quick delivery with detailed and easy to understand instructions. Will have to wait 1-2 years before I can comment on the actual quality of the bulbs...

  • 5
    Shipped Promptly, Nice Bulbs

    Posted by David Maurer on Nov 22nd 2021

    These were shipped very promptly. The bulbs appear to be very hardy and can't wait to see them sprout and grow next year.

  • 5
    Saffron bulbs

    Posted by Rw on Nov 17th 2021

    Bulbs came in good condition and appeared healthy. They also came with a little bit of fertilizer. Wish me luck!