Crocus

Crocus 'Vanguard'

Crocus - Crocus  'Vanguard'

Common Name: Crocus
Genus: Crocus
Cultivar: 'Vanguard'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Grey, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February & March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

One of the first of the large flowering crocus to come into bloom each year the violet-grey flowers provide a vital source of nectar for early bumblebees and other beneficial insects. Plant in big swathes and leave them undisturbed and their numbers will increase each year.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died back completely.


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