Narcissus are excellent for growing indoors in containers. Narcissus paperwhites are the most well known of indoor forcing narcissus. These flower bulbs will grow in soil or water with rocks or decorative stones. Expect delightfully fragrant blooms indoors during the dreary winter months.
About this Variety
Our paperwhite kit comes with everything you need to grow this exotic plant: Ten paperwhite bulbs, a nursery pot with drainage, planting medium, sheet moss for top dressing and an iron ribbed, brass-like finish decorative planter - approximately 8 x 8 x 5".
- Force indoors
- Grow with or without soil
- Delightful fragrance
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Great for gift giving
Indoors in Winter; 4-6 weeks after planting
Grows 16-24" tall
Spaced evenly in container; 1-2" apart, 1-2" deep with top 'point' of bulb exposed above soil line.
Indoor forcing; Grow outdoors as Perennial in zones 8-11.
Paperwhites are tender bulbs and needs to be planted in pots indoors throughout most of North America. To grow indoors as a house plant proceed as follows: Expand the soil block which comes with the kit, following the included directions, then fill about half the pot with the medium. Set the bulbs atop the soil, filling in with soil around the bulbs to maintain them in position. About the top third of the bulb should be left exposed above the soil level, leaving room in the pot for watering. Paperwhite bulbs like room temperatures, and exposure to sunshine will keep them shorter. As the flower stalks grows towards the light, rotate the pot frequently to prevent toppling. Sit back and enjoy!
Paperwhite narcissus bulbs can be kept for months and should be planted approximately 6 weeks before desired bloom time. Store bulbs before planting at 65ºF or cooler. Paperwhites grow equally well in soil or without soil in a container with pebbles and water.