When saffron bulbs have grown very long, thin leaves by about February after flowering, when should I cut them off? Or not at all? They show no signs of dying down and are very green. Thank you for your help.
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Do not cut the foliage. The plant needs this to porduce energy for next year's blooms. Allow the leaves to die back naturally. As much of the country has had a mild winter, espeecially the South, the plants will probably just take a bit longer than normal to begin dying back.