paperwhites

mrsjoycehApril 29, 2012

I planted paperwhites in dirt in a pot. They bloomed and the green foliage ia all that is left. Will they bloom next year?

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

They'll probably go better in the ground as they like to nestle down so they can be 'first up'. (I've got one in flower now and winter hasn't even started - let alone spring!) Choose somewhere you can leave them undisturbed as they tend to hold their leaves for much longer than the trumpet daffodils - often right into your June-July or my December-January.

Open to good sun, with a deep soil that doesn't parch out but not greatly well-fed apart from leaf mould.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 11:48PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Just to add to what vetivert said, it depends where you live, as to whether they will come again next year. You don't say where you are located but if it is an area with cold winters paperwhites will not survive. They don't even come back in the UK except in a few very mild coastal microclimates.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 12:26PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

What I've found is that they are fine for a year in a pot - and produce great leaves each year after - but no flowers.

Thanks, flora. I was probably counting too much on global warming!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:14AM
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