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Crocus sativus, Kesar, Saffron - Bulbs (set of 5)

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The vibrant and fragrant flowers of saffron will make your garden beautiful and refreshing.

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About Crocus sativus

Saffron flower is a beautiful flower grown mostly in Kashmir in India. Saffron, which has for decades been the world most expensive spice by weight, is native to Southwest Asia.

After a period of hibernation in summer, five to eleven narrow and nearly vertical green leaves, growing up to 40 cm in length, emerge from the ground. The stigma of crocus flowers are hand harvested , dried and used as the famed saffron. Saffron was tradi
Common Name Kesar, Zaafraan, Saffron
Height Up to 15 inch
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time Spring, Winter
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector
  • Fertilize the plant during planting and growing season with organic fertilizer
  • Store the bulbs away from sunlight in a cool and dry area and check regularly
  • Do not store bulbs for more time as they can loose their viability

Crocus sativus care

  • Sowing season of crocus bulb is in the rainy season
  • Corms should be planted at 5 cm deep maintaining 10 to 12 cm spacing between two bulbs
  • This bulb requires loose and porous potting soil
  • Water only when the soil feels dry to touch Crocuses require very little maintenance
  • They go dormant during the summer and prefer drier soil during this time
  • Use the potting mix for bulb plantation as Garden soil + Compost + Perlite + Sand (2:2:1:1) Soil + Cocopeat + vermicompost (2:1:2)
Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 20 to 30 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Crocus sativus special feature

Saffron stigma has a pleasant aroma and an essential oil crocin.

Crocus sativus uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The crocus plant is used for an ornamental purpose
  • Plant in groups for a spectacular show in the garden

Culinary Use:

  • It is used in soups, sauces especially rice dishes to give them bright yellow color and distinctive flavor
  • It is used in sweets, like Rasmalai, Thandai, Kesar milk, ice cream, halwa, and Srikand

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do crocus sativus grow?

On average crocus sativus grows Up to 15 inch

What color are crocus sativus?

A crocus sativus plant bears flowers of color Purple

How hard is crocus sativus to grow?

A crocus sativus is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a crocus sativus need?

A crocus sativus prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a crocus sativus need?

A crocus sativus prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a crocus sativus need?

Well-drained soil

What temperature does a crocus sativus like?

20 to 30 degrees Celsius

How should I fertilize my crocus sativus?

Apply any organic fertilizer

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