Botanical Name - Crocus Sativus
Common Name - saffron crocus , autumn crocus
Family - Iridaceae
Origin - Central or Western Asia
Crocus sativus commonly known as saffron crocus is the very bulb that produces one of the most expensive spice saffron which is extracted from the filaments present inside the flower.
Saffron use by humans dates back to more than 3000 years.
Crocus sativus bulbs should be planted four inches apart from each other in a trough that should be ideally 4 inches deep.
The plant thrives in a well drained soil, full sun and adding little amount of organic fertilizers will make it more healthy.
Corms multiply yearly and last for three to five years.