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Saffron

Posted by token28001 zone7 NC (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 22, 09 at 12:52

These pop up here and there in the perennial bed. Down the street, the front yard of a rental house has huge clumps. I'd love to sneak down there one night and help disperse them. ;)

Course I never would, without permission.


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Those are wonderful Tom. I really need to get some of those. I do have a fall blooming crocus, but I don't think they are the same. I wonder how one would go about gathering the saffron? I think it is the anther part isn't it? I know it takes quite a lot of plants to get the spice though.

Yours are so pretty, thanks for sharing.
CMK


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Yep. You have to take off the stamen to get the saffron. It would take a lot of them to get just a little bit of the spice. I'm not 100% sure these are saffron crocuses. They could just be plain ol Autumn bloomers.


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Very pretty. I don't have any fall blooming bulbs so I love to see what others have now.

glenda


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These are very pretty, but they aren't saffron crocus. Saffron crocus have red stigmas and these don't.


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I guess they're just the plain ol Autumn crocuses then. Oh well, they're still pretty. :)


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Lol! Guess it was a good thing you didn't pick them to sprinkle on your rice then! He he.

I sure wish mine would become a bigger patch like yours though! Maybe I will just have to buy more.
CMK


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There used to be a lot more of them, before I mulched and planted things around them. These came up this year in the new path where I cleared out some privet seedlings and tossed out grass seed. I think they like dry summers, and the mulch was keeping them too wet.


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