A well-placed container of narcissus brightens any dreary room.
Containers of fragrant, flowering narcissus are wonderful sneak previews of spring, and a wide array of narcissus does well when forced. Hardy-blooming outdoor species herald springtime indoors with their vibrant trumpets. Narcissus tazetta, commonly called paperwhite, is a tender species exclusively bred for indoor forcing. Easy to pot up and nearly 100 percent successful, paperwhites are also fragrant, filling a room with the scent and promise of spring.
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1. Fill your pot half full with potting soil. Use a soil mix that retains moisture, but allows good drainage.
2. Place as many bulbs as you can, but don't let the bulbs touch. Their growing tips should be even with the top of the pot.
3. Water the bulbs thoroughly and label each pot with the planting date. Then, move them to cold storage.