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  • Flowering Time
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • September
  • Growing
    • Hardy
    • Perennial
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Autumn Flowering
    • Naturalising
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Flowering Height
    • 10 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 9/10 cm
  • Colour
    • Purples & Mauves

Autumn Flowering Crocus Sativus

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This exquisite Crocus is the variety used to produce the luxurious and highly prized spice, saffron.  Crocus ‘Sativus’ puts on a show-stopping display in the autumn garden, when its lilac, cup-shaped flowers bloom, opening wide to expose the long brilliant-red pistils.

Dark purple veining streaks the lighter-shaded petals - details which must be seen up close to be appreciated and which allow the brightly coloured stamens to pop.

Scatter the bulbs to flower in colourful, naturalistic drifts through grass or garden borders, adding interest to the autumn garden when all else if often starting to fade.

Crocus ‘Sativus’ will naturalise beautifully in rich, well-drained soil in full sun.

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