How to grow paper-white daffodils for Christmas flowers

Fill your home with rich fragrance by forcing paper-white daffodils for Christmas flowers. Monty Don takes you through this easy process.

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In this short Gardeners’ World video guide, Monty Don shows you how to plant paper-white daffodil bulbs (Narcissus papyraceus) for a beautiful display of fragrant white Christmas flowers. Give them as a festive gift or use them to add to the festive decorations in your own home. Watch now to learn how to plant the bulbs in a bowl indoors, how to look after them, and how long they take to flower.

Looking for more Christmas flowers? Take a look at nine spring bulbs you can force in autumn and our favourite Christmas plants to grow, gift and decorate.