Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

General information and discussion about cultivating fruit-bearing plants, trees, flowers and ornamental plants.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 13, 2022   #1
mcsee
Tomatovillian™
 
mcsee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Victoria. Australia
Posts: 520
Default Saffron Crocus

We've had three flowerings from our Saffron Crocus, so we decided it was time to lift the corms and separate them and fill the garden bed they are in and let them do their thing. Among the corms were some large ones that had already started to shoot with a good root system, but there were also a lot of smaller ones too. We've had this dedicated bed since they first arrived here. We planted every corm so the bed is now as full as it can be. We added cow manure and blood & bone to give them a start into Winter.


Last season we got 53 flowers from this bed.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20210331_095859 (Medium).jpg (205.0 KB, 115 views)
File Type: jpg 2022-03-13 14.58.40 (Medium).jpg (275.0 KB, 116 views)
File Type: jpg 2022-03-13 15.55.41 (Medium).jpg (318.8 KB, 116 views)

Last edited by mcsee; March 13, 2022 at 07:10 PM. Reason: correct typo
mcsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14, 2022   #2
Salsacharley
Tomatovillian™
 
Salsacharley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,045
Default

That's marvelous! I'm into my 2nd year of growing Saffron Crocus but being in the northern hemisphere I have to wait until September/October to see mine bloom. I started with 10 and they have already divided some. They have enormous wispy foilage!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20220314_085148.jpg (258.1 KB, 103 views)
Salsacharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29, 2022   #3
mcsee
Tomatovillian™
 
mcsee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Victoria. Australia
Posts: 520
Default

Our first Saffron Crocus corm to push through the mulch today. The lifting and replanting a couple of weeks ago hasn't done any harm to the corms.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2022-03-29 19.29.07 (Medium).jpg (128.4 KB, 80 views)
mcsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29, 2022   #4
brownrexx
Tomatovillian™
 
brownrexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 1,418
Default

I also grow saffron crocus and after the first 2 years it really started to spread. I divided some of the bed last year but this year (year 4) I will be giving some away because I have so many. I didn't count the flowers last year but I probably had 200.


Saffron Crocus 2020 by Brownrexx, on Flickr

Last edited by brownrexx; March 29, 2022 at 09:15 AM.
brownrexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29, 2022   #5
MrsJustice
Tomatovillian™
 
MrsJustice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 854
Default

Just Beautiful, Amen!!!!
__________________
May God Bless you and my Garden, Amen
https://www.angelfieldfarms.com
MrsJustice as Farmer Joyce Beggs
MrsJustice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 19, 2022   #6
mcsee
Tomatovillian™
 
mcsee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Victoria. Australia
Posts: 520
Default

We've so far got about 50 Saffron corms that have grown new tops, with two flowers to date.



More to come hopefully.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2022-04-19 16.13.54 (Medium).jpg (352.4 KB, 33 views)
mcsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2022   #7
mcsee
Tomatovillian™
 
mcsee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Victoria. Australia
Posts: 520
Default

We're happy with what we ended up with after lifting.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20220510_081202 (Medium).jpg (309.9 KB, 14 views)
mcsee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 AM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2022 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★