Crocus sativus Perennial bulb.
Take pleasure in growing your own saffron, the world's rarest and most expensive spice. The bulbs flower in late fall, producing large red-orange stigmas from which saffron, a much prized seasoning, is obtained. The large attractive crocus flowers range from rosy lilac purple to deep purple. Cultural and harvest directions included. Growing note: Saffron is dormant from June 1 thru the end of August, during this period do not water. If you live in an area that gets summer rains, growing in containers or in area protected from summer rain is essential. We send complete growing instructions with each order. SHIPPING STARTS IN SEPTEMBER. NOT SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES