The Saffron flower is more famous for being a spice than a bloom, but is still commonly sold as a flower. The Saffron is purple in color but its rich yellow stamen is what makes it more unique. The price reflects its cost of development as it takes around 80,000 flowers just to develop 500 grams of spice from the yellow stamen, all of which are hand-picked and dried. There is a huge demand for Saffron spice but it takes a lot of time and skill to cultivate it. In addition, it is used for high seasoning and coloring in cuisine.