I followed Monty's advice.planted paper whites,they smelled incredible (but grew too tall and toppled) but what can I do with them now? Can I plant them outdoors? Know they're from Med so unsure
You can do -but honestly best discarded-treat them as annual treat-unlikely to flower again
I am going to throw mine away, can't stand the smell so wouldn't want to save them for another year even if I could..
Beautiful flowers though, but mine ended up outside the back door.
I too hate the smell.
Seriously, dont waste the time, effort etc trying to get them to reflower again. As said, treat as annuals, throw/compost & buy new later this year. J.
Wow I love the smell,my husband hates it too though!
Oh I've put mine in the greenhouse to die off and was going to plant them in a tub. I've not had them before, and thought I'd do what I do with other indoor bulbs. I heard on the radio someone saying it's a waste of time putting indoor hyacinths in the garden after flowering. But i've got dozens that bloom beautifully each year, and they all originated as indoor Xmas presents.
Seems a shame to bin the paperwhites though.
I got my bulb packets mixed up and planted them in the garden. Flowered beautifully all Dec and Jan. When we got a bad frost and snow for 2 weeks they went a bit floppy but looked ok again after a couple of days. Am going to continue with this strange experiment and see if they flower next year!
Paperwhites aren't really hardy, in spite of Becca's experience. The other problem is that they need a lot of sun - I did keep mine for a second year once, but only got two or three miserable flowers out of them - a complete waste of time. And I hate the smell!
I'm going to give them a try in t'garden,nothing to lose!