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Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva

 

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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)

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per 6" pot.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Size Bag of 4 - Bulb Size: 14/15 cm
SKU 20DAF4

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.



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
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 Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Fragrant, Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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.

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American MeadowsPaperwhite Bulbs Ziva
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor pots (4)
  • Containers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty flowers, fast growing, not much scent

I've grown paperwhites every winter for years. This is the first time I mailordered, although these were freebies included in my order for another kind of paperwhites. Bulbs were healthy, grew quickly,...Read complete review

I've grown paperwhites every winter for years. This is the first time I mailordered, although these were freebies included in my order for another kind of paperwhites. Bulbs were healthy, grew quickly, and bloomed beautifully. My only disappointment was that that wonderful paperwhite narcissus scent was very weak.

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2.0

Paperwhites

By 

from Milford CT

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

    I ordered 12 bulbs. 5 did not produce any flowers. Only 3 produced several flowers, 4 produced 1 flower each.
    I was very dissapointed

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Pretty flowers, fast growing, not much scent

    By 

    from Lewisburg, PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Not Much Scent

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

    I've grown paperwhites every winter for years. This is the first time I mailordered, although these were freebies included in my order for another kind of paperwhites. Bulbs were healthy, grew quickly, and bloomed beautifully. My only disappointment was that that wonderful paperwhite narcissus scent was very weak.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    They are growing, again.

    By 

    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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

      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 

      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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

        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 

        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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

        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 

        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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

          requires no maintenance

           
          5.0

          Beautiful fragrance

          By 

          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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

            These beautiful bulbs are reliable even during our first snow!

             
            2.0

            Tall

            By 

            from Kinnelon, NJ

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Low Maintenance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers

              Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

              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 

              from Connecticut

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

                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 

                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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

                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 

                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 Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

                  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 

                  from Eastern Shore of Maryland---Salisbury

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

                  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 

                  from new jersey

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions

                  Cons

                  • Small In Size

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva:

                  bulbs just rotted away

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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