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Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva

Ziva is the most popular paperwhite for fragrant indoor blooms. It is extremely easy to grow - Simply add water and you will be delighted with blooms in just 6-10 weeks! (Narcissus tazetta)

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Details:

Height: 16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing: 4 bulbs per 6" pot.
Bloom Time: Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid October.

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Details
SKU 20DAF4
Common Name Indoor Paperwhites - Ziva
Botanical Name Narcissus tazetta
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 16-20" tall
Bulb Size 14/15 cm
Bulb Spacing 4 bulbs per 6" pot.
Planting Depth Plant with tips above the soil line.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-10 weeks after planting.
Planting Season Fall, Winter
Suggested Uses Fragrant, Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Everybody loves "Paperwhites". They're the sweet-smelling daffodils that bloom just as well on your coffee table as regular daffodils do in your garden. And these put up several multi-flowered stems from each bulb!

To make indoor pots and bowls, simply arrange the paperwhite bulbs in a shallow bowl or pot so they don't touch one another. Surround them with gravel, sand, or even soil, but no soil is really needed. Be sure the bulbs are about half into the planting medium, with the top half sticking up in the clear. Then, just water.

Almost instantly, the bulbs will sprout, and in just 6-10 weeks, you'll have a flurry of fragrant daffodils right there on the coffee table.



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Reviews

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American MeadowsIndoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Long bloom time (7)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Large bulb size (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (4)
    • Containers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hit of the party

    This years blooms were fantastic, stems grew to over 20 inches. The fragrance filled my home and delighted all my guests through the holidays. I even got my mother-in-law hooked on buying and...Read complete review

    This years blooms were fantastic, stems grew to over 20 inches. The fragrance filled my home and delighted all my guests through the holidays. I even got my mother-in-law hooked on buying and growing her own. Blooms lasted several months.

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    Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs

    On a dreary winter day, I was delighted to be planting something indoors that I knew would be flowering shortly. They looked lovely on my coffee table and were easy to plant and to...Read complete review

    On a dreary winter day, I was delighted to be planting something indoors that I knew would be flowering shortly. They looked lovely on my coffee table and were easy to plant and to care for, but I was disappointed that they did not fill the room with a fragrance.

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    5.0

    They are growing, again.

    By Rose

    from Central Texas

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers

      Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

      I received these for Christmas last year. I planted them, late, in a pot and left them outside. They grew and bloomed then died, I left the pot sitting outside all spring and summer. Just noticed that they are growing, can hardly wait for the flowers.

       
      5.0

      Hit of the party

      By Gardener Mom

      from Simi Valley, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Large Bulb Size
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers

        Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

        This years blooms were fantastic, stems grew to over 20 inches. The fragrance filled my home and delighted all my guests through the holidays. I even got my mother-in-law hooked on buying and growing her own. Blooms lasted several months.

         
        4.0

        Yay Paperwhites!

        By Nik Nak

        from New York City

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • 100 Intact
        • Easy Packaging
        • Fast Delivery
        • Large Bulb Size
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

        I took a billion pictures of my flowers during their short lived lifetime. It's always fun to watch flowers grow, but inside of my NYC apartment was a blast.

         
        5.0

        Indoor paperwite narcissus

        By jim

        from williamsburg va

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

          requires no maintenance

           
          5.0

          Beautiful fragrance

          By Chris

          from Yucaipa, Ca.

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fragrant
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

            These beautiful bulbs are reliable even during our first snow!

             
            2.0

            Tall

            By Happy Gardener

            from Kinnelon, NJ

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Low Maintenance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers

              Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

              I'd like them better if they weren't quite so tall. I don't think I'll get them again.

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By Kiki

              from Connecticut

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

                I bought these bulbs intending to place them in pots inside. I lost them in the garage and planted them outside in the spring. All four had beautiful and fragrant flowers that lasted for almost a month! Gorgeous!

                 
                3.0

                Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs

                By Judith

                from East Brunswick, NJ

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Large Bulb Size
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                • Not very fragrant

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

                On a dreary winter day, I was delighted to be planting something indoors that I knew would be flowering shortly. They looked lovely on my coffee table and were easy to plant and to care for, but I was disappointed that they did not fill the room with a fragrance.

                 
                4.0

                Plant a little happiness!

                By Patti

                from New York City

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

                  It's just so satisfying in the depths of winter to watch the bulbs develop into blooms!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Paperwhites would not bloom.

                  By LindaBlue

                  from Eastern Shore of Maryland---Salisbury

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

                        I had trouble with MULTIPLE paperwhites this year--bought from two different sources. Most bulbs produced greenery, but out of 12-18 bulbs started only one gave me a flower.

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        bulbs

                        By the gardener

                        from new jersey

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions

                        Cons

                        • Small In Size

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Indoor Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs - Bag of 4:

                        bulbs just rotted away

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        How-To Guides

                        Planting Instruction for your Paperwhite Growing Vase:

                        Paperwhite Vase
                        1. Fill glass with water to just beneath the bulb's roots. The water should not touch the bottom of the bulb (see water fill line below).

                        2. Place bulb in vase.

                        3. Place the vase in a sunny, warm location. Paperwhites are tropical bulbs and prefer temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

                        4. If you place the Paperwhites in a cooler spot (45-55 degrees Fahrenheit) directly after planting for 3 to 4 weeks the stems will stay shorter.

                        5. Every week for the next weeks add or replace the water in the vase, filling the vase to the fill line so that the bulb itself is not sitting in water.

                        6. All flowers grow toward the light, to ensure a straight stem turn vase regularly.

                        7. Plant bulbs in 2 week intervals for a constant display of flowers.

                        Vase Kit Contains:

                        1 Glass Vase
                        1 Paperwhite Bulb that will produce several flowers
                        Complete Instructions

                         

                        Planting Instructions for Paperwhites in soil:

                        Paperwhite Soil
                        1. Fill a pot halfway with soil or gravel, set the bulbs gently in the soil and pack more soil around the bulbs leaving the tips visable.

                        2. Water the bulbs thoroughly, allowing time for the soil to absorb enough water so it is thoroughly soaked.

                        3. Place your pot in a sunny, warm location. Paperwhites are tropical bulbs and prefer temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

                        4. If you place your Paperwhites for 3 to 4 weeks in a cooler place (45-55 degrees Fahrenheit) directly after planting, they generally stay shorter which prevents them from falling over when in full bloom.

                        5. In 6 to 10 weeks you'll have a mass of pure white, multiple blooming Narcissus in your room. When the plants begin to flower, remove them from direct sunlight for a longer enjoyment.

                        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                        • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                          Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                        • Samba Amaryllis Bulb

                          Samba Amaryllis Bulb

                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                          Releasable Bulb Planter

                        Shipping

                        Shipping begins in mid October.

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                        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 2 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                        • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                          Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                        • Samba Amaryllis Bulb

                          Samba Amaryllis Bulb

                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                          Releasable Bulb Planter

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