Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva'

paperwhite - tazetta daffodil bulbs

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Buy Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva' paperwhite - tazetta daffodil bulbs: Unbelievably strong scent

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to April, as early as December if forced
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 14/15

    This traditional paperwhite is said to have the strongest scent of all. It can be planted out in sheltered gardens, but it is more often planted up into bulb bowls and 'forced' to grow early as an indoor plant. The scent is unforgettable.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 10-15cm deep and 10cm apart in autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, deadhead the flowers, but do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this will interfere with the bulbs’ ability to store energy for the following year's flowers.

    We recommend planting these bulbs as soon as they are received (planting out or forcing for Christmas indoors). They can arrive already sprouting in advance of an earlier display than other Narcissus, and this is a natural part of a "Paperwhites" life-cycle. If planted outside, the colder temperatures will return the bulb to dormancy until natural flowering early in the new year."

  • To force your daffodils: Plant them close together in bowls filled with bulb fibre. Make sure the growing tips are protruding just above the top of the compost. Put them in a cold, dark place, which will encourage the flowering stems and roots to develop before the leaves. Keep the bulb fibre just moist and leave them in the dark for 8 weeks - or until the new shoots are about 4-5cm tall. Once they have reached this height, bring them into a dark room away from bright sunlight. The leaves will gradually turn green and you can slowly increase the light levels as they do. The flowers will soon follow. If you prefer to keep your paperwhites compact, Anna Pavord in her book Bulb tells of experiments at Cornell University, where they discovered that a little alcohol reduced their height by up to 40%. Apparently the best way to tackle it is to stand the pot of paperwhites on a tray of pebbles filled with water, making sure that the bottom of the pot is not standing in water. When the shoots are approximately 5cm high, tip out the water and refill with a mix of 9 parts water to one part hard liquor such as gin, vodka or rum (beer and wine should be avoided).

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

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Notes on Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva'

"An indoor paperwhite and not hardy enough for the garden, this highly fragrant white narcissi can be wooed into flowering 8 weeks after planting. Plant now as a winter antidote."

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Great in house.


Purchased two years ago. First year had in the house and next year outside in pot. Both successful.

Gardening Anne



Beautiful addition to the garden


Delicate fragrant flowers in early Spring


North East England


Excellent buy


I planted these beside my front door in a sheltered spot. They began to grow in early January before the aconites and snowdrops. Mid February there are more and more. Absolutely beautiful and greatly admired. They have survived several heavy frosts


Co Durham


Cheery winter fragrance


Indoor Christmas display




fragrant and longlasting


great gift


East Lothian


Wonderful indoor flowering in November


Grown indoors, planted in October , flower in November. The scent will fill the room. Glorious!






All the bulbs that I have bought from Crocus have been Easy to grow and in perfect condition. The plants I have bought have also been healthy and flourished




Christmas Highlight


Bought these well ahead of Christmas so that I could plant them and have some flowers around that time. All went to plan and I even planted some to give to family as an extra little present. They flowered for quite a long time too.

Mrs. A



I would buy this product again


My bulbs stay in the greenhouse until at the point of flowering. They them come into the conservatory. They are uplifting to see at the time of year when everything outside is resting.




New Year scent !


Planted up several pots and gave most of them away at Christmas/ New Year....





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