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Saffron Crocus Kit

 
Purple Saffron Crocus Kit, Crocus sativus, Saffron Crocus

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Regular Price: $34.98

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The Saffron Crocus Kit comes with everything you need to grow your own delicious, edible saffron. Featuring a double-sized green tin pot, soil medium and 12 high quality saffron corms, you can expect gorgeous, lavender blooms to appear just weeks after planting. Harvest the flavorful, bright red stigmas to use fresh or dried in your favorite dishes. Very easy to grow. (Crocus sativus)

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4"
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per pot
Bloom Time Fall
Size Indoor Growing Kit - Bulb Size: 9 cm
SKU 10FFC1

Plant Information

Our exclusive Saffron Crocus Kit comes in a decorative green tin, features twelve high quality saffron corms (bulbs), and our no-fuss growing medium. Saffron Crocus blooms in a beautiful shade of purple each fall, flowering within weeks of being planted. It’s famous the world over for the high-priced exotic spice found at each flower’s center, making it a favorite in culinary gardens and on kitchen windowsills. A thoughtful and memorable gift for any cook!
SKU 10FFC1
Common Name Saffron Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus sativus
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 4"
Bulb Size 9 cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per pot
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, Forcing
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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Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum will start shipping in mid August.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Good Gift Items

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from Reno, NV

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Pros

  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Saffron Harvesting

    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Kit:

    I bought these as a gift item, which were much enjoyed by the recipients. Although the saffron crocuses grew nicely I held them a bit too long prior to gifting them, and the bulbs had already begun sprouting. The container was as depicted, but a bit smaller than expected - check the dimensions first to avoid surprises in that area.

     
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    The bulbs did not produce flowers.

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    from Long Island, New York

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    Comments about American Meadows Saffron Crocus Kit:

    I was disappointed; the bulbs did not bloom.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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