Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:43
Saffron does not come from Colchicum, it comes from Crocus sativus.
All parts of Colchicum are poisonous.
Keep an eye open for the bulbs flowering in the packets in Garden Centres. They often then sell them off cheaply. It does not matter if they have flowered in the shop, you can still plant them and get flowers the following season.