I forced paper whites indoors. now they are really tall and starting to die. How do I move them outdoors and when should I do this. I live in New York City and it is only approaching February so there may still be a great deal of freezing days and nights ahead. Should I cut them back and just plant the bulbs or plant the whole plant? how deep do I plant the bulb? first time using this bulb so I know very little.
I hope you enjoyed your flowers! Paperwhites are in the narcissus family but they are tropical and won't survive in your climate. They are best treated as annuals and tossed out when done blooming. Even if you could plant them now, reblooming is rarely successful. The bulb has spent its energy stores. In the US, only the coastal south is able to plant paperwhites outdoors. In their native tropics, the foliage has lots of warmth and bright sun to regenerate the bulb. See if this article has information you can use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/paperwhites/forcing-paperwhite-bulbs.htm
I was given several paper white bulbs from an established garden. They have already bloomed and still have green foilage. It is already 60-79 degrees in my area. Should I replant them now?
Now can still be ok. Just make sure to keep them watered right before they get dry until they are well established. Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/paperwhites/growing-paperwhites-outdoors.htm
I purchased a Paper White bulb today (no flowers on it yet) in a glass vase for bulbed flowers. The stalks are not far from maybe a foot tall and the bulb is pretty big. Very little instructions on the tag that came on the vase so I need to know... 1. Do I take the plastic wrapping off the bulb? And 2. Should I change the water today and if so should I use cold or warm water? It will be inside in the vase it came in (unless I need to put it in a different vase?) Also the roots are pretty long almost touching the bottom of the vase. Please get back to me on how to properly care for this new plant that I purchased today, I have never had one before but they are beautiful and seem to be easy to care for. Thank you, Brandi H.
Yes remove the plastic from the bulb. You may want to add pebbles to the bottom of the vase to help anchor the roots. Keep water replaced as needed with tepid water. Here are instructions below for forcing the bulb. Also, I am including an article about growing paperwhites outdoors. (Although once they are forced, planting outside isn't usually successful.)
I plan to force them in pebbles.
They don't tolerate freezing very well... It is likely that the bulbs are damaged, but they should still germinate. It is possible that they may germinate at a slower pace, but all should still be well.
These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/paperwhites/growing-paperwhites-outdoors.htm
They have been inside with sufficient sunlight.
Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I would give it a little while, or at least until the bulb starts to wrinkle. This will be an indication that it has failed. If the bulb is still firm then it may still have a chance.
Here is an article that will offer some tips on forcing these bulbs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/paperwhites/forcing-paperwhite-bulbs.htm
I can't remember if they've already bloomed or not. I live in zone 10 and have planted them in pots. Each bulb was placed about 2 inches deep. I remember my mother (who paid no attention to these bulbs) always had paper whites blooming in her yard. What's up? Why can't I get blooms?
Here's an article that will help:
The plants are healthy and come back every year
This, usually, happens when the nutrient ratios of the soil are off. Usually, too much nitrogen.
In your case, I am going to say climate! Paperwhites are a very specific type of Daffodil that will not do well below zone 8. You are in zone 5, so you will probably need to choose a different variety of Daffodil. Once you do, they will likely flourish.