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Crocus 'Vanguard'

Hardy Corm

What is Hardy Corm?

Gentle silvery-purple tones make the perfect partner for Snowdrops

Plant in generous groups for maximum impact

Perfect for spring contianers rockeries and weaving through the front of borders

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This early large-flowered variety is always one of the first to brave the chilly February air. Crocus 'Vanguard' is a particularly enchanting variety with silvery lilac blooms that make the perfect companion for snowdrops. Plant them en masse for the best effect either alone or teamed up with a dark purple variety for a superb colour contrast. A great choice for planting beneath deciduous trees and shrubs or weaving through rockeries and the front or borders. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 5cm (2").

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How to plant bulbs, corms and tubers

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 5cm (2in)

Hardy Corm

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Flowering Months


25 crocus bulbs (kc1304)

Grow crocus in any well drained garden soil in sun or semi shade. Spring flowering crocus bulbs should be planted during the autumn, in large clumps at a depth of 10cm (4") and at a distance of 7cm (3") apart. Alternatively grow them in containers or naturalised in grass.
Allow the strap like foliage to die back naturally after flowering. Avoid mowing areas of grass where crocus are naturalised until they have completely died back.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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