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Saffron Fall Crocus

Grow your own fragrant saffron spice
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Saffron Fall Crocus

Grow your own fragrant saffron spice
  • Saffron crocus bulbs are great for the garden.
  • Produce lilac petals with orange stems.
  • Leaves turn golden yellow, blending with fall foliage.

Saffron Bulbs from Spring Hill Nursery

Saffron crocus bulbs have lilac petals and orange stems. Their fragrant Read More »

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Saffron Bulbs from Spring Hill Nursery

Saffron crocus bulbs have lilac petals and orange stems. Their fragrant crocus blooms form lovely chalice-shaped cups. Saffron crocus leaves turn golden yellow as they mature, blending with fall foliage. This plant's flower bulbs will bloom within weeks of planting this fall! We will ship your saffron crocus bulbs to you just in time for fall planting.

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Saffron Crocus: Frequently Asked Questions

What month do you plant saffron bulbs?

The ideal time to plant saffron crocus is September or October. In colder locations its best to plant in mid-to-late August, make sure to plant your bulbs at least 6 weeks before a frost.

Does saffron crocus come back every year?

Saffron fall crocus is a perennial plant. While dormant bulbs risk rotting if left in wet or non-draining soil, in the right soil conditions, crocus bulbs will come back. New leaves will form and your saffron crocus will flower again in the fall.

Do all crocus bulbs produce saffron?

Only saffron crocus bulbs produce the saffron spice. Saffron spice is the actual stigmas that are inside the flower, colored red. Each saffron crocus flower will only produce three stigmas. Making this spice low in supply and expensive.

Are all crocus flowers saffron?

Saffron is a spice that is harvested from the saffron crocus plant, also known as Crocus sativus. Saffron crocus bulbs are a different plant from autumn crocus and other varieties of crocus.

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