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what is the habitat and propagating crocus sativus?




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This crocus is sterile, so will not produce seeds, but I believe it produces bulb offsets, which is how it increases. Your query re habitat I've answered under your previous question.

6 Nov, 2009

 

Hello Rajkumari and welcome to GoY.
Crocus sativus, the safron crocus is not known as a wild plant but is grown in the Mediterranean countries of Europe for its safron. Therefore, it likes a warm, dry climate with a dry summer dormancy. I have one or two in a pot in the greenhouse but it does not grow outdoors for me.
Botanists believe that C. sativus is a form of C, cartwrightianus.

6 Nov, 2009

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