Crocus ‘Vanguard’ is a pale, lavender-blue flower, one of the first things to bloom in the spring garden.
This crocus’ early bloom is a feast for the eyes in early spring with its six petals that gradate from pale lilac to white, vibrant tangerine anthers, and grassy foliage.
|Botanical Name||Crocus vernus ‘Vanguard’|
|Common Name||crocus ‘Vanguard’|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring|
|Height and Spread||3-6in x 3-6in (7-15cm x 7-15cm)|
|Flower Color||Light Lavender|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate|