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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
description:
Large flowed Dutch Crocus, long lasting, pale lilac flowers shaded grey on the outside, produced very early, in late winter and early spring.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By division of bulb offsets

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