Paperwhites are fragrant, winter-blooming flower bulbs.) the bulbs may be planted outdoors in fall for late winter blooms. In colder climates, paperwhite bulbs are grown indoors for flowers during the winter months. The following instructions are for growing the bulbs indoors. WHEN TO PLANT - HOW TO PLANT? Don't bother with all that! Just put these artificial paperwhites in whatever container you want to display them in and enjoy immediately! I love these, and I have used them now for several years. I store them when out of season and bring them back out when they are. These paperwhites are heavy, so they stand up nicely and are very realistic.