Paperwhite Kit with Hurricane Vase
Paperwhite Kit with Hurricane Vase

Paperwhite Kit with Hurricane Vase

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SKU: X84187
Quick Facts
Common Name: Paperwhite Narcissus
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - High Light
Blooms In: Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec
Mature Height: 16-18" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: BULB VASE AND STONES Fragrance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid September 2023, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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A clear hurricane vase—included in this kit—provides an elegant display for the blooms of Paperwhites. Simply place your Paperwhite bulbs among the variously colored river pebbles, water as directed, and watch them grow. We supply 12 bulbs, enough for 3 successive plantings.

A complete kit:

  • 12 bulbs
  • One 6" wide x 11" tall glass hurricane vase
  • River pebbles
  • Complete growing instructions

For more information on Paperwhite care, click Growing Guide.




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.


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Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

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I recently purchased two Paperwhite with Hurricane vases as Christmas gifts. They arrived as promised and intact. Unfortunately, about a full dozen of the bulbs did not blossom. Those bulbs that did blossom were lovely. However, for $125 (with shipping) I had expected better. Disappointed.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Bigger than I thought

The picture makes it look like only 2 bulbs fit and that gave me the impression that the vase isn't very large. Actually 4 bulbs fit and the diameter of the vase is 6.3" at widest (where the bulbs are) and 5.1" at the base. Though, when the bulbs bloom in 4-6 weeks and the rest of the bulbs can be safely stored for 4-6 weeks I'm not sure how they think you can get "three successive plantings" out of this kit. My math says I can get 2 plantings in this vase and I better find something else to grow the other 4 bulbs in. But the instructions also say that it takes about 3 weeks for the roots to grow, so I guess I could try starting the second set of bulbs in another container 2-3 weeks after my first set and then switch them out after the first batch blooms. But that would still require a second container & more rocks, and the roots could get damaged in the move. I'll probably just use some clear plastic junk food containers (tall and narrow like the vase) and buy more river stones from a store. Overall, the bulbs all look great and the vase took less than 5 minutes to plant so I rate this a win. Just be sure to place at least one bulb so you can see it through the glass, otherwise you won't know how high the water should go and the bulbs might rot.

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Looks Nice, but Sparse

A pretty table decoration, nice container, lovely rocks. Good instrtuctions; easy to grow. But the container looks a little short of flowers, even when no more bulbs could fit.

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I would not buy this product again

Followed directions for planting bulbs and they
started to rot in the vase.
Took bulbs out of vase and replanted them in baskets but flowers never bloomed.
Would have loved the product if the flowers actually bloomed and grew in vase??!!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Paperwhites require no chilling to prepare them for bloom, just time to form roots in a cool dark place before being moved to a sunny window (see Rooting and Care, below).

  • When the bulbs arrive, open the bags immediately to allow air to reach the bulbs. You can either pot the bulbs right away or keep them to grow at a later time. If storing the bulbs, keep them at room temperature (about 70°F) in a dark place for up to 4-6 weeks.
  • If you receive one of our 24-bulb collections, consider potting 6-12 bulbs at 2- to 4-week intervals for a staggered display. Bulbs generally bloom 4-6 weeks after potting. 

How to Grow Paperwhites

Paperwhite Narcissus will grow happily and bloom with nothing more than water and stones or pebbles.

Growing Paperwhites in water:

  • To "plant" your bulbs in any our our soilless kits, begin by carefully placing a layer of stones or pebbles to a depth of about 2" in a small vase or about 4" in a larger vase.
  • Next place a layer of Paperwhite bulbs close to each other, roots facing down. Put a few stones or pebbles around and between the bulbs to anchor them in the vase. Leave the tops of the bulbs exposed.
  • Finally, add water until the level reaches just below the base of the bulbs, but no higher (if the bases of the bulbs sit in water, they will rot).
  • Follow the instructions for "Rooting and care" below.

Growing Paperwhites in soil:

  • To pot the bulbs from one our kits with potting mix, begin by placing the potting mix in a plastic tub. Slowly add water and stir until the mix is moist but not soggy. Add moistened mix to the accompanying container until it is about 3/4 full.
  • Set the bulbs, pointed end up, on top of the mix. Space the bulbs very closely; they should almost touch. Then add more mix, covering the bulbs up to their necks and leaving the tips exposed. Water thoroughly.
  • Follow the instructions for "Rooting and care" below.

Rooting and care

  • Set your container or vase in a cool (50-60°F is ideal) place away from direct sunlight. Check the bulbs frequently and water thoroughly when the potting mix is dry 1" below the surface (but not more than once a week until the bulbs begin active growth), or when the water level is more than 1" below the stones or glass in your vase.
  • If your bulbs are in a bowl (a pot without a drainage hole), water with extra care: Bulbs sitting in soggy potting mix soon rot.
  • Once a week, tug gently on the bulbs to see if they have begun to product roots. When your tug meets with firm resistance (usually about 3 weeks after potting), move the container to a sunny window.
  • Keep a close eye on watering. Bulbs in active growth can dry out in just a day or two.
  • When Paperwhites are forced to bloom indoors, they have a tendency to topple when in flower. Hold them upright with the bulb supports supplied with our bulb kits or with bamboo stakes and twine (available at garden centers). If you use our supports, set them in place when the bulb shoots are 8-10" tall by inserting the legs at regular intervals along the inside edge of the container. As the leaves and stems grow, a few will find their way outside the ring. Gently bend them and push them back inside.
  • After Paperwhites finish blooming, we recommend that you throw the bulbs out or toss them on the compost pile. They won't bloom again indoors.



How to Grow Paperwhite (Narcissus) Bulbs in a Vase