Growing Bulbs Indoors For Christmas
Create an Original Festive Centerpiece by Growing Flower Bulbs Indoors for Christmas
Enjoy the flamboyant blooms of amaryllis and the heady fragrance of Narcissus
Paperwhite and hyacinth by growing bulbs indoors for the holidays. These fall-
planted flower bulbs are easy to grow and will bloom in just a month or two.
Planting bulbs indoors for Christmas requires a little forward planning; read on to
discover the secrets of success.
Growing Bulbs Indoors For Christmas: Paperwhite Narcissus
Paperwhite narcissus should be planted in October to get them to bloom for the
holiday season. They naturally flower in January - February but good quality bulbs
should bloom in time for the festive season. Plant the bulbs with their pointed ends
just below the soil and keep them in a warm bright location. The stems might need
support to keep them looking their best.
Growing Bulbs Indoors For Christmas: Fragrant Hyacinth
When planting hyacinth bulbs indoors for Christmas, chill them for 8 - 10 weeks before planting in September. Plant hyacinth in a shallow bowl or in water in a bulb vase before storing in a cool dark location until a green shoot grows to about 3”. Then move to a warm bright spot where the hyacinths will bloom.
Growing Bulbs Indoors For Christmas: Glorious Amaryllis
The gorgeous blooms of amaryllis make a dramatic subject for growing indoors. For
a stunning Christmas display, plant the bulbs in late October to early November.
The bulbs enjoy being cramped for space so choose a small pot and plant the bulb
with the top third above the surface of the soil. Water lightly and keep in a warm
bright spot. As the shoot grows, turn the pot every day to help it to grow straight.
Your amaryllis should bloom within 6 - 8 weeks.
There are so many flower bulbs suitable for planting indoors to choose from and
you can be really creative when deciding which to plant. For more inspiration about
growing bulbs for Christmas, explore our fabulous flower bulb collection,
where you will discover Narcissus Paperwhite, hyacinths and a stunning range of