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Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’

Paperwhite narcissus

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva'
  • Common name: Paperwhite narcissus
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Paperwhite narcissus, Narcissus papyraceus, is the strongest-scented narcissus. It’s traditionally used as a cut flower or forced for use on table displays in winter, where its incredible fragrance fills the home for weeks. Each stem bears up to 10 pure white flowers.

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Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’ produces crisp white flowers. Small and delicate, star-like petals surround a small trumpet  that stand upright. 

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For outdoor cultivation, plant Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’ bulbs in containers or open ground in autumn as you would other narcissi. If forcing the bulbs for indoor use, plant them in a vase or shallow bowl on top of a layer of gravel. Add water to reach the top of the gravel layer only. The bulbs will happily grow and flower without soil, and may be planted into the garden for the following year, after they have flowered.

How to grow Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva' and wildlife

Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva' poisonous?

Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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