|Somewhat faded flower, more richly colored |
Although we grow this fall-blooming crocus for its pretty veined lavender flowers, it is also the source of the spice saffron - the highest quality spice uses only the red stigmas, lower qualities include the yellow anthers. Both contribute to the ornamental qualities of the flower. Although the flowers don't last long in our garden, they make us stop and look when they do.
||perennial bulb (Z6-9)
|The flowers are brighter when they first open |
|Not quite open, but showing off its spice |
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden
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|Charles Mcgonegal||Jul 04, 2008||How much area does this plant (crocus sativus)need to to suport oneself with saffron for personal cooking ?|
I don't know, I've never collected the spice. It would depend of course on how often you use saffron...
|Eric Miljour||Oct 29, 2008||How many flowers per bulb on average? |
I've long since forgotten how many bulbs I planted in any one location, so I can't be sure. One or two sounds about right.
|sagar dadlani||Dec 04, 2011||i want to grow this flower for my home what all do i need.....can you help me...or share some link that is useful to me....i will be thankful to you....|
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