Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

golden hop

2 litre pot £14.99 Buy
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This climber grows fairly rapidly in a year, so make sure you give it plenty of space

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • 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

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      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

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    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      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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