Planting bulbs is simple. Forcing vases fit well on windowsills and in other small spaces. Dig a hole wide and deep enough for your bulbs. The potted version is filled with a moist soil and water mixture. The bulbs should be sitting above the water line. Outdoor Beds Find a location where the soil drains well. A tall, slender one will help support the stalks as they grow. Plant daffodils at the appropriate depth with the pointy end up. Plant the bulbs pointed end up. How to Grow Narcissus Plants in your Garden Guide to Growing Daffodil, Jonquil, Lent Lily and other Narcissus species. They will need a spell in the cold to ensure they flower well, with a temperature below 10°C, but they do not require a period in the dark. While not hardy outdoors they are simple to grown indoors. One of the easiest bulbs to force is the Paperwhite Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta). When paperwhite bulb forcing, use a well draining potting soil with a pH of 6-7 and any width pot; planting forced paperwhite bulbs with the tips even or slightly below the pot rim and 1 to 2 inches apart. How to Plant Paperwhites in Soil. Best Bulbs to Plant in the Fall. To force paperwhite narcissus bulbs in soil, you will need a deeper container with drainage holes. We are shown by a nursery manager how to grow Paper White Narcissus. Plant the bulbs just below the soil surface. Narcissus bulbs are ideally planted during the months of September, October and November. The bulbs are put tips up roots down, then a little more pebbles on top. For the vase, pebbles are placed on the bottom then about two inches of water. ; Water late-flowering daffodils in dry spring weather (flowers may abort in dry conditions). Place a couple of inches of pebbles in the bottom of the jar, vase, or dish. Set a few bulbs onto the pebbles with the tips up and roots down. Originally from the Western Mediterranean, paperwhite narcissus bulbs begin to grow when they receive water, and four to six weeks later blooms appear. These bulbs can be planted using the same methods and timing as we do for tulips and narcissus. By Steven A. Frowine, The National Gardening Association . If you're doing this, plant the bulbs in moist potting media with the pointed end facing … Some of these are spring-flowering bulbs while a couple bloom a bit later in the season. Consider planting the spent narcissus bulbs outdoors. Keep the soil evenly moist. Arrange multiple bulbs with shoulders touching. We are shown how to grow in a vase or pot. For best results, plant the spent bulbs outside after the foliage dies back and replant your container with fresh bulbs and fresh compost for the following flowering season. Narcissi Paperwhites and ‘Avalanche’ need only 4-6 weeks from planting to flowering, and ‘Cragford’ 8-10. Paperwhites only need 3-4 inches to grow, so a six inch deep container is plenty! Plant the bulbs, pointy side up, shoulder to shoulder in the container. How I Plant and Maintain Daffodil Bulbs (Narcissus) - In this video I finally am getting around to planting some of my flower bulbs. All you need for this simple project is a clear forcing vase (one that has a narrow neck and a broad base), some marbles or pebbles, top quality tulip bulbs, and water. Narcissus is an easy plant to please, happy in most gardens, but it’ll bloom best in richer soil. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and a Add water to the container until the water level is ¼ inch beneath the bottom of the bulbs. Daffodils will survive for up to 3 years in a container, but the flowers will never be as good after the first year. 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