Vanguard Crocus Bulbs

Crocus Crocus Large Flowering Vanguard

Vanguard

Very early Crocus of delightful colouring. Outside of the three outer petals is shining silver, inside and inner petals silvery violet blue. A delightful combination.

Height: 10cm / 4"

Flowering Time: March

Primary Colour: Purple

£7.00 for 10 £30.90 for 50


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  • Description

A very early Crocus which is a delightful combination of colours, Vanguard has outer petals of shining silver and inner petals of silvery violet. Crocus is a genus of about 75 species. It is a native of the Mediterranean and gets its name from the Chaldean word for saffron. The flowers are usually borne singly and have three inner and three outer segments which create a globular appearance. During dull weather and at night they stay closed up to protect their nectar for butterflies and bees which visit on sunny days. If left undisturbed, crocus increase rapidly creating a carpet of radiant colours from self-sown seed as well as the natural multiplying of the bulb. 

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