Saffron Crocus

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I planted saffron crocus bulbs in my butterfly garden years ago. The patch grew thicker and thicker. The number of flowers varied every year.

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The long red stigmas are the saffron part of the flower. I used tweezers to harvest them.

My daughter-in-law really likes to cook so I gave her bulbs one year for Christmas.

I now have three in bloom and several that aren’t.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I never knew that they bloomed so late in the year. I hope the bulbs cost less than the saffron that comes from them does!

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  2. What a beautiful flower!

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