How To Grow Paperwhites

Paperwhites require little more than water to produce fragrant, white blooms. With other bulbs having to be “forced” to bloom indoors, growing paperwhites is a breeze! Paperwhites do not require a chilling period, so keep the bulbs at room temperature until you plant them.

To grow paperwhites, simply fill a container with at least 2-4 inches of small stones, pebbles or glass marbles. Place your paperwhites on top (close together, but not touching) roots down and nestle them into the stones a bit. Leave the tops of the bulbs exposed. Finally, add water until the level reaches just below the base of the bulbs. Don’t submerge the base of the bulbs in water or they will rot.

In just a few days, the bulbs will start to root and the green tips will quickly begin to emerge. Keep them watered and in about 4-6 weeks you’ll have fragrant clusters of white flowers. Discard the bulbs after they’re finished blooming. They will be too exhausted to re-bloom the following year. Plant paperwhites in succession so that you’ll have blooms all winter! View paperwhites for sale in our online store today!