How to grow Saffron plant

Saffron plant growing corm of the genus Crocus, also known as Saffron plant crocus, Saffron plant perennial deciduous in the summer also used as ornamental fragrant plants, grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves shape like coniferous leaves.

Saffron plant flower

Flower, purple flower top of the relatively bright petals and the central part even sometimes black and the lower part is white .there are six petals, the stigmas red-orange 3 stigmas used in the production of spice, the flowers grows directly from the corm, from a single bulb could be more from one flower

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Requirements for growing Saffron plant care:

Dry summer, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Corm

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to big amount of water in the dry season

Recommended planting season?
Summer, autumn, winter

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Trim all the dead leaves

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water, small amount of water, in the summer without water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, need some light in the bloom season

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
Light to dark purple, stigmas red-orange 3 stigmas

Thinning the bloom:
Wind and rain

Pollination is done by:

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Saffron plant?
Split corm

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Saffron plant:
End of the summer

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
Start of the autumn

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Saffron plant?
The same as fully grown plant

Scientific name:

Crocus sativus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone