Saffron crocus (Crocus sativa) develops beautiful mauve/purple flowers in autumn when the thin grass-like leaves emerge. Harvest the orange stamens in the morning just as the flowers open, and dry to make your own saffron threads, the most expensive spice in the world.
Plant 5-8 cm deep in good soil in early autumn. Keep weed-free. New bulbs develop around the mother bulb over winter and spring. Will naturalise. Lift and divide every 3-4 years. Grown in Bendigo.
10 corms per packet (~20 grams) Price includes additional shipping costs. Australia Only. (Not to Tas or W.A.)