The Q&A Archives: Paperwhite Bulbs

Question: After a narcisses (paperwhite) bulb has bloomed indoors, can you plant it outside for another season?

Answer: Forced bulbs don't generally revert back to their natural bloom cycle and are usually discarded after the blooms are spent. You can try, but I think you'll be disappointed in the performance of the bulbs after they've been planted outdoors.

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