Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'
This climber grows fairly rapidly in a year, so make sure you give it plenty of space
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A gorgeous climber with large, deep-lobed, yellow-green leaves that turn bright golden yellow in autumn, when it is festooned with greenish-yellow, cone-like flowers that hang like grapes. Given space to express itself, this vigorous golden hop will romp along a strong rose arch or arbour.
- Garden care: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and tie in the twining shoots around the base of the support. Cut back to ground level in the spring and mulch with well-rotted manure or garden compost.
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Q:Can Humulus be grown in a pot or container?Asked on 8/4/2013 by Juniper berry from Warwickshire
It will be OK in a large pot for a year or two, provided it is kept well fed and watered. Ultimately though, it will be happiest in the ground as it is a large plant.Answered on 8/5/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Q:Is this the right type of hop for brewing beer?Asked on 4/4/2013 by Den from Leeds
Traditionally it is the species, Humulus lupulus, which is used for brewing beer. I have heard however that this golden-leaved cultivar can also be used, but (never having tried it) I am not sure if it is as successful.Answered on 4/5/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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