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Crocus Sativus

Crocus Sativus

Lilac, orange stamens; "The Famous Saffron Crocus".

Fall-blooming Crocus are similar to their spring cousins and flower when not much else is blooming. Best in a sunny location; naturalizes well. The leaves turn a golden yellow. "The Famous Saffron Crocus."
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
  • Bloom Time Sep - Oct
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Full Shade, Half Sun / Half Shade

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Botanical Name: Crocus Sativus

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Availability: In Stock

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR
  • Botanical Name :

    Crocus Sativus
  • Ship As :

    Bulb
  • Size :

    8-9 CM
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Winter Interest
  • Flower Color :

    purple
  • Flower Form :

    Crocus-like
  • Foliage Type :

    Narrow grass-like in the spring after fall blooms
  • Mature Spread :

    3 - 4 inches
  • Spacing:

    3 - 4 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    2 - 3" deep and 3 - 4" apart.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained
  • Will Tolerate :

    Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth :

    2 - 3" deep
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once per year

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K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    All 9/17/2018 12/10/2018

  • Iris
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    1A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    1B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    2A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    2B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    3A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    3B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    4A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    4B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    5A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    5B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    6A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    6B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    7A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    7B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    8A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    8B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    9A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    9B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    10A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    10B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018

  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    All Zones 10/8/2018 12/24/2018


In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.

Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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