Saffron Crocus is a plant which belongs to the Crocus genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (sativus) means 'having been cultivated'.It is a flower / herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Saffron Crocus normally grows with a stemless habit to a mature height of 10.0 cm (that's 3.9 inches imperial). This plant tends to bloom in early autumn, followed by first harvests in early autumn.
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They prefer dry summers and damp spring/fall.Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Saffron Crocus is thought of as hardy, so Saffron Crocus will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Saffron Crocus so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Saffron Crocus so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Saffron Crocus plants:
01 Feb 2013
My saffron was planted in a big willow basket, which was put on a table. This was high enough that the rodents have not bothered it. It makes a nice green winter decoration on my south patio.
04 Jun 2011
Magnet for squirrels, groundhogs, bunnies, herbivorous wildlife. Lost all 25 bulbs, despite heavy use of repellents! Thorough barrier Protection – wire cages, needed.
11 May 2011
3+ More a novelty than anything but a fine flower and they seem to grow with little upkeep. Leaves are a bit nondescript, which makes the flower showier?