Saffron Crocus
Crocus sativus
Crocus sativus
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Crocus sativus
Crocus sativus
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Crocus sativus
Crocus sativus

Crocus sativus
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Grow your own saffron spice!

SIZE 9/10

The red saffron stigmas are suitable for culinary use

Perfect for pots

bulbs multiply each year

Loved by pollinators

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Saffron bulbs, or Crocus sativus, are known to be one of the most valuable plants to grow, not only for their show-stopping garden performance and wonderful deep lilac-purple autumn colour, but the saffron spice (also aptly known as the Red Gold) which is harvested from the Crocus sativus flowers is worth more than its equivalent weight in gold!

If you had the time and the space you could really strike gold with this small flower as Crocus sativus is the plant which produces the highly-prized (and priced) red spice, saffron. However, there’s no need to be disappointed when you learn that there’s a reason why this showy autumn crocus’ spice costs so much:

"It takes around a 150 of these small Crocus sativus plants (and some careful harvesting and drying) to nett about one gram of the saffron spice."

However, even if you don’t have the patience to go commercial with regard saffron, you’ll still have struck gold with the display this lilac saffron crocus, flashed with deep purple and sporting a long red stigma, produces.


Pale blue / violet pink


15-20 cm / 6-8"

Planting season:


Flowering time:



Autumn-flowering Crocus

Botanical name:

Crocus sativus

Light requirements:

Full sun

Soil moisture:






Critter resistant:


  • Plant your crocus bulbs from mid to late autumn
  • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade
  • Plant the bulbs 10-15cm deep
  • Space the bulbs 5-10cm apart
  • Place the bulbs with the pointed side or shoots facing upwards

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 31 August 2020
    You can expect your order September / early October 2020
  • Orders placed 01 September - 30 September 2020
    You can expect your order early October 2020
  • Orders placed 01 October - 15 December 2020
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

    See our full shipping & delivery schedule

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