The Q&A Archives: Paperwhite Bulbs Past Bloom

Question: My paperwhite bulbs have stopped flowering. The roots have dried (they were forced in water, not soil). Should I cut the foliage so they can bloom again? Do they need a rest in a refrigerator, or similar cold spot?

Thank you.

Answer: Unfortunately, it is basically impossible to get paperwhites that have been forced to bloom again. In my experience it is better to discard them and start with fresh bulbs next year.

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