Saffron Crocus
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I’ve Now Received My Saffron Crocus Bulbs From The Dealer. It Is Almost Mid Summer. Can I Plant Them Now, Or Can They Only Be

Zone Northwest Province, South Africa | gawievdw@lantic.net added on December 15, 2019 | Answered

planted during Spring?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 19, 2019

Actually they bloom in the fall and fall planting is most desired. However, they probably won't bloom the year they are planted. They will send up shoots in the spring, die back, then bloom that fall.

You can go ahead and plant yours since they don't store well. Here is more information on their care:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/saffron/growing-saffron-crocus.htm

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