Paperwhite indoor Narcissi Ziva is a variety for growing indoors, multi-headed and highly fragrant the flowers are pure white. Paperwhite indoor narcissi is ideal for growing indoors as it is very easy to grow and will flower within 3 months once planted. They can also be used as a Christmas bulb but unlike indoor hyacinths there is no special treatment needed.
Paperwhite is usually planted indoors and will flower over Christmas when planted in September. Plant them in pots, containers and rockeries as well as borders in the garden. Suitable to be planted in many varied soil types as long as they are free draining, in heavier soils add grit or well rotted organic matter to help with drainage. In lighter soils such as sand add humus matter which will help to retain nutrients and water. Cultivate the soils to a depth of 15-20cms and plant bulbs 10cms deep and 10cms apart. When planting in containers the distance apart can be reduced to 5cms if required. Protect the early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering to get the best from them. Remember to feed the bulbs during the leaf and flower stage with bone meal, tomato feed or similar.
A highly scented group of varieties which will work really well when planted with fragrant Hyacinths.
Indoor planting: Plant bulbs using an indoor compost and plant with the tip/nose of the bulb about 3-5cm below the soil level.
Flowering Height:- 30-35cm
Flowering Period: Outside March-April, Indoors November-January
Aspect: Indoor growing
Soil type: Bulb fibre recommended for indoor growing.
Ideal foods: Well rotted humus matter, Bone meal and tomato food as they contain high levels of phosphate and potash.
Tip: When growing indoors plant bulbs using as indoor compost and plant with the top of the bulb about 3-5cm below the soil level.
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