HERB - saffron
ladygrania at juno.com
Thu Jan 28 16:54:12 PST 1999
>> Hi, This I my first contact with the Herbalist. I would like
>>know if it is possible to grow the true saffron crocus in the
>>Pennsylvania area and if you can would any know were I could
Saffron crocus are a fall blooming bulb. One of the bulb suppliers (like
Brecks) offered it a few years back but I haven't seen it offered since.
How well it will do in western PA depends on how bad a winter you are
having on that side of the mountains. We can grow a lot of warmer
weather type plants here in Philly. It is often a gamble what the
weather will be like but we have grown cotton by putting it in the
hottest corner of our yard which is up against a white wall (reflects
heat really well). I'm sure you could get the growing stats from the
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