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I tried to force paperwhite narcissi in water and marbles according to your instructions. The bulbs grew, but never flowered. Any idea what might have been wrong? Even when I gave them extra sun light, they didn't bloom.
Narcissus tazetta (the paperwhite) can be bought in autumn in various varieties. 'Avalanche' - white with yellow flower 'Chinese sacred lily' - white with orange cup 'Erlicheer' - white with light yellow, double flowering 'Galil' - pure white 'Grand ...FAQ
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Many years of flowers
The Dutch expression 'Meerdere jaren bloei' (several years of flowering) We call this “perennialising” by which we mean that after spring-flowering bulbs have flowered, they should be left undisturbed in the soil and given enough time for their leaves to wither naturally so that the nutrients they have produced can be used by the plants’ underground storage organs to prepare for the next growing season. The practice of using spring-flowering bulbs in this way actually mimics the same natural cycle as followed by perennials.