crocus ‘Vanguard’

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’
Family Iridaceae
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

Average Flowering Time