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botanical name:
Crocus 'Vanguard'
Crocus 'Vanguard' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dutch Crocus
synonyms:  Crocus vernus ssp. albiflorus 'Vanguard'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.12m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Large flowed Dutch Crocus, long lasting, pale lilac flowers shaded grey on the outside, produced very early, in late winter and early spring.

Slower and more difficult to establish in cultivation than other, smaller species.
Well drained, humus-rich soil, preferably moist in spring but quite dry in summer. Full sun.

By division of bulb offsets

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