Growing bulbs indoors, referred to as “forcing”, allows us to enjoy fresh blooming plants during the winter months. While most bulbs require a cold conditioning period before blooming indoors, Paperwhite Narcissus will bloom inside with absolutely no pre-treatment. Just pot them up and, within a few short weeks, they will reward you with an abundance of pure white, highly fragrant* flowers.
Growing Paperwhite Narcissus is so easy that absolutely anyone can have success. It also makes for a great children’s project. Paperwhite Narcissus are forgiving; they don’t even require soil to grow! They store all the energy necessary to produce flowers right in the bulb. And once you supply them with water, they will begin to grow.
*Some people find the intensely sweet scent of Paperwhite Narcissus to be too powerful. For this reason, we offer the variety ‘Inbal’ which has a lighter fragrance.