Paperwhites (Narcissus 'Ziva') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 8 - Tazetta
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: White flowers 10 to 18 per stem. Short time to bloom.
Bloom season: Fall or Autumn
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: Herut Yahel
Year of registration: 1997
Country of Origin: Israel
Seed parent: Paperwhite Grandiflorus
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: musky, can be very strong
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Other: Forcing variety anytime
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-12-23
By jmorth
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Location: Indoors - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-02-07Narcissus 'Ziva'
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2016-11-19
By Patty
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Location: My garden border fence Ali’s Date: 2018-12-21
By piksihk
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Location: Indoors - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-02-17Roots of Narcissus Paperwhite Ziva forced in water gel beads
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-01-26
By jmorth
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-02-15
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-12-14
By carlysuko
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-12-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-29
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-12-21
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Date: 2020-03-18
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Location: At a nurseryDate: 2011-11-22
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Location: Cactus and Tropical, Sandy, UtahDate: 2012-01-04
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Location: My home...Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-01-08With Poinsettia
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Date: 2012-11-10
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-01-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-02-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-11-26
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Location: my garden, front bedDate: 2014-02-19
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-11-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-12-17forcing in water
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-12-16forced
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Location: Indoors - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-02-17Narcissus Paperwhite Ziva in water gel beads
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-03-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-11-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-01-18Forcing in water
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-02-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-02-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-02-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-16To force
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 12-9-13
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2016-11-19
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 12, 2011 4:21 PM

Forces well in water or soil. Very early, very easy. Strong musky fragrance. 2 to 3 weeks to bloom.
More light on them during forcing limits upward growth. Can be started as soon as received (no cold period needed).

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 23, 2016 2:13 PM

Keep your Zivas short...method to use -
http://garden.org/ideas/view/o...

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Plant Events from our members
jmorth On January 16, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
End of 2nd batch.
Discarded the bulbs.
jmorth From January 2, 2015 to January 16, 2015 Bloomed
1 to 7 alcohol to water mix really worked well. Shorter stature and uniform bloom. Avg ht. from top of bulb to top of flowers was 11 inches. No flopping.
jmorth On December 24, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Started alcohol/water mix to limit vertical growth
jmorth On December 19, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Started 2nd batch in water. To use alcohol tx when roots evident.
jmorth On December 9, 2014 Bloomed
jmorth On November 13, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Started 5 (of 10) in water.
jmorth On September 30, 2014 Obtained plant
from John Scheepers
dragonfetti On March 25, 2015 Deadheaded
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Bloomed
All have bloomed and some have set seeds.
dragonfetti On January 30, 2015 Bloomed
Three are blooming.
dragonfetti On January 14, 2015 Seeds sown
Placed in glass flower jars and glass bowl.
dragonfetti On January 12, 2015 Obtained plant
From WM; 9 bulbs $1.00; will grow indoors; some bulbs already sprouted.
piksihk On December 21, 2018 Bloomed
these planted at border bed along fence
piksihk On November 12, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Gave 3 to thelma
piksihk On November 1, 2018 Transplanted
Planted 10 to HW border bed/Ali fence
piksihk On October 31, 2018 Obtained plant
20 large bulbs; not raffle raffle from Mary's Garden Patch
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