Crocus Saffron
Crocus Saffron
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Crocus Saffron

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Saffron Crocus

Crocus sativus

Believe it or not, you can grow you own saffron in CT! Crocus sativus is a very late fall blooming crocus with lavender flowers. The stigma of the flower is the spice saffron. Now you know why it is so expensive- it is harvested one stigma at a time! When you rub your fingers on it, they turn bright orange. This bulb has a backwards life cycle. First the leaves appear in October. They grow for many weeks and then the flowers appear. After the flowers finish, the leaves keep on growing until the snow flies. They go dormant in the spring. Plant these where you will see them in late fall, in the front of a bed you walk by all the time. We have had them in the garden in front of the shop for over a decade. 

 

Bulbs are scheduled to arrive in early September.  At checkout, please choose a pickup day after Tuesday, September 13th. Pickup days are easily changed and we are very flexible, as long as you come in for pickup after Sept 13th during our retail hours of Wed-Sat 10-5, Sundays 10-4.

 Unfortunately, the possibility of crop failure does exist, and if the bulb(s) you ordered are not available, we will alert you with an email, and issue you a refund through the website. 

 As a thank you for preordering- Get 10% off Repellex Systemic Granular 1.5lb and 3lb and Healthy Grow Bulbs & Blooms 3lb fertilizer when you spend $50 or more on bulbs (online only). Use Discount Code: ORGANIC10 at checkout