Kesar (crocus) - Plant
Description for Kesar (crocus)
The domesticated saffron crocus, Crocus sativus, is an autumn-flowering perennial plant unknown in the wild. It probably descends from the eastern Mediterranean autumn-flowering Crocus cartwrightianus, which is also known as "wild saffron".
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|saffron crocus||purple||March||0.25 to 0.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||27 Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Kesar
- Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool. The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
Typical uses of Kesar
Special features: The bulbs multiply amazingly well, naturalize beautifully in lawns, and provide a splash of early color.
Culinary use: Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange colouring to foods.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kept indoor in living room and in terrac area.