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Saffron is worth its weight in gold, so it pays to grow your own! These beautiful purple crocus flower in fall and offer you pure, prized edible saffron on each flower's stigmas. Easy to grow and exceptional in containers. (Crocus sativus)

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Fall
Size Bag of 15 - Bulb Size: 9 cm
SKU 1FFC15

Plant Information

This is far and away the most popular fall-flowering crocus, and here's why. In recent years, the spice, saffron, has become increasingly expensive, (often as high as $70 oz.) so more and more gardeners are growing their own. These beautiful purple crocus will open and offer you pure saffron on each flower's 'stigmas.' It's easy to harvest, and fresher than any you can buy.

Harvesting Saffron: When the flowers are fresh, simply remove the bright red stigmas you'll see in each flower's center; they carry the saffron spice. You can use it immediately in the fresh form, or dry it for later use. To dry your saffron, simply spread the red stigmas out for several days on a paper towel in a warm dry place. Once they're dry, store them in an air-tight container in a cool place, and use the saffron whenever you like.

Growing Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum These two groups of bulbs are almost like magic. You plant them in late summer, and they bloom within a few weeks. We ship them, along with Bearded Irises, in August, earlier than other fall bulbs, with instructions to plant right away. They're great in the ground or in patio pots---anywhere you want to add jewel-like color for your fall garden. In just weeks, you'll see them poking up through the ground, and before you know it they're in bloom, just when everything else in your garden is almost finished! It's a wonderful finale of color that just won't happen without these beauties.

If you've never planted them before, you'll find the regular 'fall-flowering crocus', including C. sativus,, the saffron crocus, much like spring bloomers (about 4-5 inches tall). Colchicums are different, since every bulb (they're larger than the regular crocus bulbs) produces a whole bouquet of flowers. One Colchicum bulb will send up between 5 and 10 stems, and each one will soon bear a flower.

So plant either or both, and enjoy some brilliant spring color in your garden when you need it the most--in fall!'

SKU 1FFC15
Common Name Saffron Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus sativus
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 4" tall
Bulb Size 9 cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2" deep
Bloom Time Fall
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 6-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

How to Plant Fall Flowering Crocus

Fall Flowering Crocus create quick, delightful beauty in the fall garden just weeks after being planted. We ship them in August, along with the Bearded Iris, to be planted right away. They're great in the ground or in patio pots---anywhere you want to add jewel-like color for your fall garden. In just days, you'll see them poking up through the ground, and before you know it they're in bloom, just when everything else in your garden is almost finished! It's a wonderful finale of color that just won't happen without these beauties.

How to Plant:
1. Plant bulbs as soon as possible after receiving them.
2. Read the label to see how deep to plant your crocus – This may vary for different varieties of bulbs.
3. Find a sunny spot in your garden that has good drainage – Crocus bulbs do not like very moist soil. You can also plant Fall Flowering Crocus in patio pots.
4. Dig a hole according to the depth on your package. Add organic compost if available.
5. Plant bulb pointy side up. Don’t worry if you can’t decipher which end this is – The flower will find its way up.
6. Back-fill with soil and water thoroughly to remove air pockets.

You should see blooms in 6 -10 weeks.

If you are planting Saffron Crocus bulbs to harvest the stamens to cook with, you will want to do this once they begin blooming.

Harvesting Saffron: When the flowers are fresh, simply remove the bright red stigmas you'll see in each flower's center; they carry the saffron spice. You can use it immediately in the fresh form, or dry it for later use. To dry your saffron, simply spread the red stigmas out for several days on a paper towel in a warm dry place. Once they're dry, store them in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place, and use the saffron whenever you like.

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3.8

(based on 125 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (63)
  • Healthy (56)
  • Attractive (48)
  • Hardy (35)
  • Low maintenance (19)

Cons

  • Small in size (7)

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  • Garden (48)
  • Outdoors (44)
  • Patio (19)
  • Containers (10)
  • Raised beds (10)
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Perfect way to end your growing season

These are great for the Fall garden. At a time when all else ends I can still look forward to a last burst of color. I've never seen these around here and they grow...Read complete review

These are great for the Fall garden. At a time when all else ends I can still look forward to a last burst of color. I've never seen these around here and they grow with no effort. I planted these in late summer in Ohio and watered. They are beautiful and very easy to grow.

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Didn't go so well

I planted some of the bulbs in ground as instructed and I was excited to see the plant growing, but only one flower bloomed and it quickly died.
I hoped some of the...Read complete review

I planted some of the bulbs in ground as instructed and I was excited to see the plant growing, but only one flower bloomed and it quickly died.
I hoped some of the bulbs I put in containers would fair better but they didn't bloom at all. I guess my thumb isn't as green as I hoped. The plant looks like I planted chives, since it has no flowers. Maybe they will bloom next year.

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4.0

Yes, I would buy this again.

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from North Kenai, Alaska

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I potted these bulbs as the temperature had dropped and the flower bed was frozen.
We will see what the spring looks like. I hope to transplant them this summer.

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5.0

Very satisfied

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from Alabama

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    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

    Planted them late September with expectation they would bloom they would bloom next year, surprise they bloomed this year. Not expecting that I missed collecting the saffron from them all. I'm happy to wait.

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    5.0

    happy with them

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    from NE Ohio

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    • slow to come up

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    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

    It took them months to come up, I almost pulled them out as dead be patient! Purchased in early September - showed no sign of growth until late October. They were beautiful with very large stamens when they finally came up and I don't think it will be a problem now that they are established.

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    5.0

    promising results/crop

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    from NJ

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      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

      The plump bulbs were easy to plant and came up in the fall just as predicted. This is my second planting and I have harvested the threads yearly. Hopefully soon I will have enough to do some actual cooking/baking with the dried spice. You must have patience with this plant as only three threads can be harvested at a time per bulb. It takes awhile to get enough to actually be able to do some cooking with it.

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      3.0

      Hoping for Better Blooms in the Second Season

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      from Belfast, Maine

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      Bulbs seems a bit desiccated when they arrived. Planted bulbs on top of a south facing stone wall. Watered regularly, but none of the bulbs bloomed the first season. Leaves were produced, however so I am hoping for blooms in their second year.

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      4.0

      All bulbs were viable, but shipping date should be sooner.

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      from Door County, Wisconsin

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      • Should be shipped sooner to 54235.

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      5.0

      Very Appearing and Reliable Crocus :)

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      from Indianapolis, IN

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        Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

        Don't recall how many bulbs were in one package, but I saw many shooting up (more than 10), and they all flowered! I harvested stigmas from almost all flowers that I am going to use them for cooking. Leaves and flowers were so strong and healthy, even now, at the very end of the season (and the first frost will come any time soon), they stand strong with green leaves still growing. Very promising for the next season! I had the same crocuses from another vendor, which none of them flowered this fall. So I will stick with American Meadow's crocuses :)

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        4.0

        the bulbs flowered

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        from Washington Island, WI

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          Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

          first time working with these bulbs. put them in late fall and was surprised at the blooms . in 24" x 36" x 8" deep trays to raise to shelves waist high for harvesting.

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          5.0

          I have bought these bulbs before, and now, success in zone 3

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          from Mid Hudson Valley, NY

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            Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

            We dry the saffron for future use.

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            5.0

            Fantastically productive!

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            from Tijeras, NM

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              Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

              I planted these saffron crocus bulbs in the around the edges of larger circular plants that hold dwarf fruit trees. Every single bulb flowered and produced saffron.
              Wonderful edible seasoning addition to my garden.

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              5.0

              Saffron crocus bulbs

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              from Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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                  Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                  Need to ship 3 weeks earlier when sending to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It froze and snowed before all flowered.

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful

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                  from Philadelphia

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                  The bulbs came up really nicely! They looked great and it was really fun to harvest my own saffron for a paella!

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                  5.0

                  This was a great bulb at a great price.

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                  from Seattle area

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                    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                    note blooms. healthy plants produced. Collected saffron!

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful color late in the fall, rich taste

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                    from Western Pennsylvania

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                      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                      This was my first year for saffron. It arrived mid-August and I planted it immediately. Nearly all of the corms grew, many multiplied and spread, and about half bloomed. My potted plant thrived and bloomed exquisitely. The best part was tasting fresh saffron for the first time. It has so much more flavor than I ever experienced with dry saffron.

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                      5.0

                      Deffinately cant wait to buy more!

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                      from Oneonta, NY

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                      • love them cant find anything bad

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                      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                      American Meadows was GREAT with there instruction. I have bought saffron bulbs from other companies (sorry) and never had luck, these are amazing!!!!

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                      3.0

                      Cute

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                      from Watertown

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                      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                      Not impressed

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                      4.0

                      nice plant

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                      from Champaign, Il

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                        Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                        This is a correction of an earlier review. Stars were wrong. I give it 4 not 1. Would be 5 but have not seen full 2nd year growth yet.

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                        5.0

                        Just beautiful!

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                        from Channelview, TX

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                          Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                          Nearly all of the thirty bulbs I planted bloomed in the first year! I'm very pleased, and can't wait for next autumn!

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                          5.0

                          Bought these last fall and have already had a harvest.

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                          from Eureka Springs, AR

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                            Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                            Very pleased with the product and AM's customer service!

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Success! Fun, Easy to plant, grew!

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                            from Laurel, MT

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                              Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                              Great to have a success in the garden. These grew as "sold". Have not yet used the saffron, very small quantity, but plan to; and anticipate more to develop from these bulbs. We'll see.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I love them and think people need to try new things

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                              from Greer SC

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                                Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                This was my first attempt at growing saffron crocus and they took longer to come up than I was expecting. My issue was not the bulbs but the watering system I was using. I changed that and they emerged just fine and I had a nice crop. The bulbs have also multiplied and I hope to divide them next season so they will spread out even more. I was a little concerned after reading all the negative reviews but I like to give things a try for my self and I am glad I did.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Can't wait to but again!

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                                from Knoxville, TN

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                                  Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                  It was so fun to harvest and use my own saffron! I gave some blubs to a friend and now he is hooked, too!

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                                  5.0

                                  Saffron

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                                  from South GA

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                                    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                    Followed the instructions. Easy enough. Very pleased.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Short and spectacular!

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                                    from Kanab, Southern Utah high desert

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                                    • Low maintenance
                                    • Pollinator magnet

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                                      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                      Never regret ordering 50 or so of these beautiful, fall blooming, low to the ground crocus! This is a follow up to my other review, with a photo of one of the blooms. Up close, these flowers look like stain glass or intricate art. I love the pink-purple color contrasted with the yellow and red, as well as the woodgrain type veining in the petals. The leaves are also attractive!

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                                      5.0

                                      Beautiful and I give the saffron away

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                                      from Kanab, Utah near Grand Canyon north rim

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                                      • Accurate Instructions
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                                      • Great for bumblebees
                                      • Hardy
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                                      • Last flowers for pollinators
                                      • Reliable

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                                        Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                        I planted these in late summer/early fall, just when American Meadows was shipping them. I PLANTED ALONGSIDE spring and blooming bulbs such as spring crocus and allium in order to "stack the deck" and increase months of the year that there would be flowers in that spot. WHERE I PLANTED: In the lifeless perimeter of dirt right by the house where grass won't really grow due to lack of water. And under some slatted wood lawn furniture (partial shade in both spots, although I believe they could have taken full sun). OUR TERRAIN: zone 7, 14in precipitation annually, 5000ft elevation, western high desert, soil is silt and fine red sand. WHAT HAPPENED: I did water, but I'm not sure that I needed to. It's impossible to overwater here since the soil doesn't retain moisture, so I think it was no harm, no foul. I didn't amend or fertilize in any way. The very active ground squirrels left them alone. We had a very long, late and warm summer, so they didn't bloom until very late in October. I almost gave up on them! But then, every place that I had planted a bulb, 1 or 2 flowers came up and they are GORGEOUS! I'm not much of a cook, so I gave the saffron away to VERY appreciative friends and neighbors. Much to my delight, the flowers are so low to the ground that end of season bumblebees, who were too tired at that point to fly well, were able to crawl from flower to flower for their last supper. It is now almost January and the grass is mostly dormant, but the grass or sedge like crocus foliage is still green and attractive. The flowers themselves lasted for a couple of weeks. Short but spectacular!

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                                        5.0

                                        beautiful addition to the home/kitchen Garden

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                                        from Bay Area, CA

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                                          Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                          Last fall, I got 30 bulbs and planted them in pots as I red that when they are dormant, they should not be watered. Planting in pots assures that I can keep them dry in summer months when they go dormant. All of them bloomed in a month from planting and I got good amt of Saffron from them.
                                          They multiplied a lot and I have repotted them in other pots this year. The smaller bulbs may not bloom this year, which is fine, I can be patient and wait for another year when they will bloom.

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                                          1.0

                                          TOO MANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS

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                                          from Massachusetts

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                                              Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                              I should have known better. There are too many negative reviews that the crocus either don't grow at all, or grow but don't flower. Not good.

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                                              5.0

                                              Highly satisfied

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                                              from Toledo, ohio

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                                                Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                                I was extremely happy with these. I even shared them with my mom. I planted five she planted three. I had ten flowers, and she had four. We both got saffron within months of planting.

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                                                3.0

                                                So So

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                                                from North Brunswick NJ

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                                                    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                                    Although the bulbs were healthy, grew well which I was very pleased with, I harvested the stigmas as directed but do not detect any aroma from them so I don't think they will provide flavor. Very disappointed. I may be wrong about no aroma, no flavor, which is why I gave it a 3 rating. I would love to have any knowledgeable people let me know if I'm wrong.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Every bulb sprouted

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                                                    from Lancaster Co., Pa

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                                                      Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Bulbs:

                                                      I received and planted 30 of these bulbs in mid September in tilled soil with 50lbs of sand added. It is mid November and all the bulbs have sprouted. Most have sprouted with multiple shoots. It appears to be mid flower season. So far there have been 17 flowers and there are at least 11 more on the way, hopefully with more to come.

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