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Narcissi Tazetta 'Paperwhite Ziva'


Very fragrant and primarily suitable for indoor planting
The umbrels have as many as 8 flowers per stem
Easy to force at home; blooms appear in 4-6 weeks

  • »  Ziva is the industry standard, and takes just 35-40 days to flower
  • »  Most fragrant variety
  • »  Can flower for Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • »  Bulb Storage: Dry and well ventilated at 77 to 86° F
  • »  Size: Florets 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in diameter
  • »  Number of Stems: 1-3
  • »  Floret/Flower Number: 12-16

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When should I plant Narcissi Tazetta 'Paperwhite Ziva'?
Fall Planting Schedule
Growing and Maintenance Tips for Narcissi Tazetta 'Paperwhite Ziva'

Plant in soil or place on pebbles with water
Pack tightly in the pot
Water freely; the water line should be just below the base of the bulb
Do not let the roots dry out
Avoid heat and sunlight the first 2 weeks, as this will force the blooms to stretch
Blooms appear in 4-6 weeks
Use twine or stakes to keep the blooms upright
Have a tendency to topple over due to their height and heavy clusters of flowers
Can be planted outdoors in zones 8-11

Additional Information
Height 14-18 Inches
Spread 4-6 Inches
Spacing 1-3 Inches
Hardiness Zone 8-9
Color White
Detailed Description for Narcissi Tazetta 'Paperwhite Ziva'

Storage Tips
Store bulbs in a cool, dry spot with good air circulation and low humidity
Most bulbs can tolerate temperatures between 38 and 70 F
Protect from heat, frost and strong sunlight
Pre-cooled bulbs for the South must be planted immediately

Avoid These Common Pitfalls
Not sure if a bulb is viable? Look for bulbs that are firm to the touch
Bulbs hate "wet feet" - never plant in areas with poor drainage or standing water
Planting when the soil temperature is too warm is the primary cause of stunted blooms
Road salt and de-icing compounds are harmful to bulbs - avoid areas where plowed snow accumulates
Crop rotation is key - don't plant the same type of bulb in the same spot year after year to protect against Rhizoctonia
Don't plant too shallow - it's essential that bulbs are planted at least 3 times their height into the soil
Plant bulbs firmly in the soil with their pointy end up and basal plate down - not all bulbs will right themselves underground
Avoid areas that do not receive at least half a day of sun
Plant away from invasive tree and perennial root systems that can strangle bulb roots & compete for limited water and nutrition

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