information: Paper Whites are one of the
smaller flowered Narcissus that belong to the papyraceus cultivar.
Their bright white flowers are quiet fragrant. While out taking
photos of plants for this web site we discovered that you don't have
to buy a Paper White in a pot. The oldest Garden
Center in Denver grows Paper White Narcissus in a flat
(pictured above) and sells them by the bulb.
When shopping for Paper
White Narcissus look for plants
that stand tall and erect with dark green foliage. Plants with a
wilted or yellowed appearance indicated it has gotten to dry. Try
to select a plant with tight blossoms, as you'll be able to enjoy
your new plant longer.
Once you get your new Paper White Narcissus home place it in bright indirect
light away from heat sources, such as TV's or heat ducts. Heat
will speed up the natural flowering process shortening the life
span of your plant. Paper Whites are usually potted in a sandy soil which
provides excellent drainage for your plant. Be sure to set your
plant in a saucer or drip tray to catch the water that is sure to
run out. Water your plant every couple of days. Fertilizing is not
necessary. Once your Paper White Narcissus has finished flowering
recycle in to your garden compost and replace it
with a new flowering plant.
Forced bulbs will not re-flower if