Crocus sativus

Used as a medicine and flavouring for centuries, saffron requires a good earthy well drained soil and full sun. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Good in pots
  • Dye herb
  • Low growing aromatic

Saffron is the world’s mostly costly spice; it takes about 36,000 flowers to yield about a pound (0.454kg) of stamens. It has been used as both a culinary and medicinal herb for many hundreds of years. In autumn, each saffron bulb produces between one and seven purple/pink flowers with three yellow stamens drooped over the petals and these are the part harvested, dried and used.

Plant care

  • Height: 10-30cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flowering period: August - November



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