Saffron Crocus - Assorted pack sizes
One of the most valuable spices in the world, now you can grow your own saffron at home. Harvest the threads and enjoy the fragrant purple flowers either in pots or mass planted. Saffron is a lovely little bulb with fine grass like foliage and beautiful crocus flowers. Each flower produces 3 of the highly prized saffron threads. Suited to temperate gardens, saffron relishes dry summers and cool winters. Saffron sells for more than $130 per gram in the supermarkets, but when you grown your own, you not only get this wonderful spice, but lovely flowers too.
Plant saffron bulbs while dormant (from Dec to April), at approx. 5cm deep, pointy end upward. Plant in full sun in a soil enriched with aged manure and decomposed compost. Soil should be free-draining, if not raise beds to improve drainage or plant in pots. Mediterranean bulbs, saffron are drought hardy, so water only when necessary. Flowers appear in autumn, and the threads are ready to harvest when fully open. Leaves will appear after flowering. If left in situ, bulbs will multiply, increasing your harvest each year.