Crocus Sativus
Saffron bulbs or Crocus Sativus are popular with the autumn gardener. This plant produces deep lilac/pink flowers with contrasting yellow and orange stamen.
 
'Grow your own saffron spice!' 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! 
 
Dispatched in Autumn (Sept to Nov)

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.

Description

Saffron bulbs or Crocus Sativus are popular with the autumn gardener. This plant produces deep lilac/pink flowers with contrasting yellow and orange stamen.
 
'Grow your own saffron spice!' 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! 
 
Dispatched in Autumn (Sept to Nov)

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Delivery / Returns

Spring Flowering Bulbs are delivered in the Autumn

Delivery and P&P

Spring Flowering Bulbs are dispatched from September to November.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days during this time.
Postage cost to the UK (excluding N.Ireland) is £4.99.
Orders over £50 qualify for FREE delivery.
Unfortunately, we are not currently delivering to the EU. See Delivery page.
When your order is due for dispatch, you will receive a tracking email from us to track your parcel.
Your parcel will be sent on a 48 hour tracked service.

Returns and Refunds

You have the right to cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched.
All returns must be returned at your cost within 7 days of receipt.
Payment for the returned goods will be refunded within 7 days of the goods being received by us, less the postage charges. 



Planting & Growing Instructions

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.

Care Instructions

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). 

 

£7.50

Crocus Sativus

Saffron Spice, Saffron Crocus
  • 25 Bulbs £7.50
  • 50 Bulbs £14.00
  • 100 Bulbs £26.50
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Specification
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)
Soil Type: Well-drained Soil
Bulb Size: 10cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Shipping est: *PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN SEPTEMBER 2021*
Delivery time: Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2021)
Suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: Yes
Border Position: Front
SKU SKU17620112
  • Description
    Saffron bulbs or Crocus Sativus are popular with the autumn gardener. This plant produces deep lilac/pink flowers with contrasting yellow and orange stamen.
     
    'Grow your own saffron spice!' 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! 
     
    Dispatched in Autumn (Sept to Nov)
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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    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.
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