Saffron Crocus

by Rachel
(Andalucia, Spain)

Saffron Crocus

Saffron Crocus

This photo (taken 8th Nov) is of the lovely autumn flowering saffron crocus in my garden. Every year the display multiplies.

I harvest the 3 stamen from every flower, without picking the flowers, dry them and have my year's supply of saffron.

Saffron is a must for Paella, much better than artificial colouring and tastier!

Related pages:

The edible flowers list

Herb garden plants

A list of perennials

Rachel, I grow this flower in my front yard! I like it that the saffron crocus' foliage stays green through most of the winter here in zone 7 US.

It's really a beautiful flower and saffron is so expensive to buy -- this is the ideal plant for a fancy edible landscape.

Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us!

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