information: "Paper White Narcissus" are one of the
smaller flowered Narcissus that belong to the Jonquilla cultivar.
Their bright white flowers are quiet fragrant and make excellent
temporary indoor flowering house plants.
While out taking
photos of plants for this web site we discovered that you don't have
to buy a Paper White Narcissus in a pot. The oldest Garden
Center in Denver (City Floral) grows Paper White Narcissus in a flat
(pictured above) and sells them by the bulb.
When shopping for flowering Paper Whites look for plants
that stand tall and erect with dark green foliage. Plants with a
wilty or yellowed appearance indicate that the Narcissus has gotten to dry. Try
to select a plant with tight blossoms, as you'll be able to enjoy
your new Narcissus plant... longer.
Once you get your new Paper White to the house or office place
them 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 flowering plant. Water
your Narcissus plant every couple of days. Be sure to set your plant in a saucer
or drip tray to catch the water that is sure to run out. Fertilizing is not
necessary as Paper White Narcissus are a disposable indoor
flowering house plant.
Once your Paper White has finished flowering just
replace it with a new flowering plant. Forced bulbs will not
re-flower if planted outdoors.