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.
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.
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.
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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