The all-time favorite bulb for indoor forcing is the Paperwhite Narcissus. Large clusters of pure white flowers arch above graceful, blue-green foliage, and their sweet, musky perfume fills a room with fragrance. Paperwhites require no preparation and are absolutely foolproof. When bulbs are planted in early December, they will flower in 4 to 6 weeks with seldom a miss. To make a good thing even better, we select extra-large bulbs of Narcissus 'Ziva', which produce more bloom than you've ever seen on a Paperwhite.
Shipment of Paperwhites begins in mid-September and continues into January, with an occasional pause for foul weather. We suggest that plantings be started at 2- to 4-week intervals to keep the show running all winter. Bulbs may be held for weeks in a warm, dark closet, which allows plenty of flexibility in orchestrating displays for holidays or other special occasions.
For more information on Paperwhite care, click click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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The Flower Lady from Morristown Tennessee
Wonderful in water with polished stones as a centerpiece. one part vodka to ten parts water added once they put up 2 inches of foliage keeps them from flopping. I've ordered the bulbs for many years with never a failure.
Karen from Durham, NC
I gave my sister a paperwhite kit from White Flower Farms Christmas before last and she was so delighted with the results, she decided to make them a permanent part of her holiday and spring traditions. This last year, I purchased two orders of Ziva paperwhites, and despite a unexpected delay in attending to the bulbs, the results have been wonderful. I have potted several pots for my enjoyment, started a set of bulbs for a friend in town and even successfully sent potted bulbs across the country to my mother. To accomplish this, I chose a ceramic pot that matched her decor and was rather shallow, and taped up its drainage hole. I then placed good potting soil in the bottom, arranged the bulbs tightly and covered them with a light layer of potting soil, bringing the soil to about 1/4-1/2" to the top of the pot. The pot was then well wrapped in saran wrap. I tied a hand-dyed bow around the concoction to keep everything in place, and bubble-wrapped the pot, its saucer, and instructions (along with the planting stick from the bulbs) before placing everything in an appropriate box. My mother was delighted to receive a gift that reflected her tastes and interests so closely, and the paperwhites, after watering, did wonderfully. If I repeat this gift idea again, I might add a light layer of moss to the top of the dirt to secure the dirt and add a more finished look after experimenting at home to see if affected the growth of the bulbs.
Joy of giving from Deerfield, NY
Give a paperwhite 'kit' to friends and family. Vase, stones/ marbles, bulbs,directions, raffia around the container and a note of Holiday greetings. Or start them 3 weeks ahead of giving. Frieds have become hooked.Don't forget to include yourself in the giving. Every single bulb bloomed in 3 weeks. White Flower Farms is a very reliable source.
Mrs B from Brooklyn, NY
These are the best paperwhites I've ever had -- they bloomed quickly, and stood straight and tall for weeks. Lovely fragrant blooms and lots of them. Next year, I'll spread out the planting over a few weeks, so I have sequential flowering, rather than all pots blooming at once. HIghly recommended.
Paperwhites require little more than to be potted and watered to produce clusters of fragrant blooms.
How to Grow Paperwhites
Paperwhite Narcissus will grow happily and bloom with nothing more than water and stones or pebbles.
Growing Paperwhites in water:
Growing Paperwhites in soil:
Rooting and care