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Crocus sativus

Saffron crocus

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Lavender

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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


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