“The Nicest Narcissist”
If you were born in December, your birth flower is Paperwhite. Paperwhites are actually daffodils and they are the perfect December flower. Snowy white blossoms, spring green leaves and a heady perfume have made Paperwhites one of the world’s most popular indoor bulbs – second only to Amaryllis.
A little story on Narcissus : In Latin, the paperwhite is called Narcissus papyraceus, named after the Greek myth of Narcissus. The Greek god Narcissus spotted his own reflection in a pool, fell in love with it, fell into the pool and drowned. And then, daffodils either grew or were planted at the place where he died.
They are incredibly easy to grow indoors, requiring nothing more than a little water and a bright window. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of these fragrant, indoor winter-blooming bulbs:
How-To Grow Paperwhites Indoors
Growing paperwhites indoors is also called “forcing paperwhites.” You’re forcing them to bloom before they would outdoors. Unlike other narcissus, paperwhites don’t require a cool period before blooming. Give them some water and they’re ready to grow!
3 Ways to Grow
There are three ways to grow paperwhites indoors: in soil, in water only (and forcing vases), and in pebbles and water. All three methods work equally well. It really depends on how much space you have and the look you’re going for.
Regardless of what they’re growing in, paperwhites that are grown indoors do best in bright sun. If you’re going to use them as a centerpiece but your dining room or side table is usually in the dark, grow the bulbs in the sun and move them to the center of the action right before the party.
We have limited quantities available this year. Please contact us to place an order for pick up or delivery as soon as possible.
* Dutch Paperwhites Bulbs have been sold out since December 5, 2020. Thank you very much!