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Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus Bulbs)

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Crocus sativus (saffron crocus bulbs)

Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus Bulbs)


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Position: full sun
Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: October and November
Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
Hardiness: fully hardy
Grow your own saffron. (The most expensive spice in the world.) Large, open, rich lilac flowers with distinctive purple veins in October and November. This autumn-flowering crocus is named after its three long, deep-red stigmas, which are cultivated commercially for colouring and flavouring food. To provide the conditions in which it thrives plant the bulbs 10-15cm (4-6in) deep in August in gritty, well-drained soil.Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10-15cm (4-6in) deep in August in gritty, well-drained soil. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the lawn until after the leaves have died back

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