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Crocus Sativus (Pack of 25 Bulbs)
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Crocus Sativus (Pack of 25 Bulbs) Popular Spring Flowers

Bulbs for sale for Autumn dispatch

Latin name Crocus Sativus
Also known as Saffron Spice, Saffron Crocus
Genus Crocus
Colours Pale blue/lilac pink
Aspect Full Sun
Height 10-12cm / 4-5"
Planting period Autumn (Sept to Nov)
Flowering period January/February
Soil Type Well-drained Soil
Bulb Size 10cm
Hardiness Hardy
Shipping est Order now for delivery in the Autumn
Delivery time Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2020)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Border Position Front
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Description of Crocus Sativus (Pack of 25 Bulbs) Popular Spring Flowers

Saffron bulbs or Crocus Sativus are popular with the autumn gardener. This plant produces deep lilac/pink flowers with contrasting yellow and orange stamen.
 
Saffron Crocus does indeed produce the well known, expensive Saffron Spice but to produce about 1gm of Saffron spice, you'll need to carefully harvest about 150 of these small, showy crocus plants. But don't worry, if you are not growing these beauties to sell the saffron commercially, the display they give off is just as rewarding! 
 
Pack of 25 Bulbs.
Dispatched in Autumn (Sept to Nov)
Crocus Bulbs for Sale | Sativus Crocus - Saffron Crocus | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Crocus Bulbs for Sale | Sativus Crocus - Saffron Crocus | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant your Crocus

  • Plant your crocus bulbs in the autumn.
  • Plant in borders or in containers.
  • Plant in full sun or partial shade.
  • Crocus are happy in any well-drained soil. Use a good-quality, multi-purpose compost for planting in pots or add to borders to improve drainage. 
  • Plant crocus bulbs 7cm (2-3") deep from the base of the bulb. 
  • Space the bulbs 5-7cm (2-3") apart.
  • Plant with the pointy end facing upwards.

Plant care: Crocus Bulbs for Sale | Sativus Crocus - Saffron Crocus | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to care for your Crocus

  • Plant your crocus bulbs in the autumn as they need the winter chill to flower. 
  • Mulch over for protection (optional). 

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