using alcohol to force paperwhites

kimpa(z6b PA)November 4, 2012

The alcohol will make the foliage grow shorter to avoid flopping and won't affect the flowers. I just tried it and it worked. The only drawback is that I smell the alcohol. I used old, cheap vodka. See this link:

http://blogs.cornell.edu/hort/2009/11/10/pickling-your-paperwhites/

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greentiger87

Glycerine (glycerol) works well too, and can be found at any supermarket with a pharmacy, or drugstore. No smell. Quicker to bloom too!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 10:15PM
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