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HUMULUS lupulus

Commonly known as Hop

Yellowish green cone-like clusters of flowers, vigorous climber
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - coarsely-toothed leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Green
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - climbs clockwise by means of stiff, backward-pointing hairs.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous, twining perennial. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants. Produces fragrant spikes of female flowers to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - the native hop. Wildlife plant - butterfly and moth caterpillars.
  • Medicinal properties - used to flavour beer and in medicine for its sedative properties.
  • Pests & Diseases - verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - Europe, western Asia, North America.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
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6m (20ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Golden hop.
Golden leafed hop
£15.50 each

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