Paperwhites belong to a group of Daffodils that are not hardy for us, but are easily grown in a pot or vase indoors. Their large clusters of pure white flowers arch above graceful, blue-green foliage, and their perfume fills a room with fragrance. Our signature White Flower Farm linen bag filled with 12 'Ziva' bulbs makes a memorable present.
Paperwhites require no preparation and are absolutely foolproof. When bulbs are planted in early December, they will flower in 4-6 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. If you start your plantings at 2-4 week intervals you can 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Susan from Orange County California
I have forced paperwhites in glass vases for a few years as Christmas gifts. Last year I purchased White Flower bulbs and the fragrance was so much better than the bulbs I purchased in previous years from our local nursery. Also almost all of the bulbs sprouted vs bulbs from the local nursery had a few that never sprouted or went bad before they were forced.
JeniP from Macon, GA
These are growing in the wild in Georgia right now. They smell so good! I did not know what they were and found them on here....they would really be worth buying to grow on your own as they are really a pretty flower with a wonderful fragrance!!
Illinois Gardener from Bloomington IL
These paperwhite bulbs were delivered in a nice looking bag. I planted in a shallow bowl with planting mix. They promptly grew into tall white blooms with very nice fragrance. These have lasted several weeks. Very nice addition to the winter window. I highly recommend.
None from Queens, NY
Bought three bags of paperwhites last year. Came beautifully packaged. Immediately put several bulbs in vases with rocks and water. Stems came out fast and blossoms followed quickly. Gorgeous, so satisfying with so little work! However, I had a problem when the dozen or so I stored for less than a month (in my cool, dark closet)totally failed when I was ready to use them. According the WFF information, it should have been fine to stagger blooms, bulbs should be kept in a cool dry place if not used immediately. WFF personnel were professional and gave me fair credit when I called. Will go again this year but I don't recommend trying to save any bulbs for the actual arrival of spring. Maybe I did something wrong?
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