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".
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
0.25 to 0.50 feet
easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches.
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking.
Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
Full sun to part shade
Apply any organic fertilizer
Kesar special feature
The bulbs multiply amazingly well, naturalize beautifully in lawns, and provide a splash of early color.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Its generally kept indoor in living room and in terrac area
Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange colouring to foods
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Kesar ?
Kesar is commonly known as saffron crocus
How tall do Kesar grow?
On average Kesar grows 0.25 to 0.50 feet
What color are Kesar ?
A Kesar plant bears flowers of color purple
When Kesar blooms?
With enough light, Kesar may produce purple flowers in March
How hard is Kesar to grow?
A Kesar is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Kesar need?
A Kesar prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Kesar need?
A Kesar prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Kesar need?
A Kesar prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Kesar like?
A Kesar prefers 27 °C
How often should I fertilize my Kesar ?
To encourage Kesar growth, Apply any organic fertilizer