London (change)
Today 16°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 10°C

Crocus sativus

Saffron crocus

Reader rating

From 0 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Crocus sativus

Plant details

The saffron crocus flowers in autumn, producing several blooms of rich lavender with deep purple veins. The spice saffron is obtained from the red 3-branched style. The plants are sterile and will not set seed, so propagate by division.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: sativus

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 5cm

Spread: 5cm

Reader reviews

Be the first reader to review the Crocus sativus Saffron crocus!

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review