Humulus lupulus ĎAureusí (also called golden hop)
Herbaceous perennial climber grown for attractive summer foliage and papery, cone-like hops in autumn. Good for cottage, informal and wildlife gardens. Noted for attracting wildlife.
Summer and autumn.
Vigorous twining habit. H&S: 6m.
Stems are light green and roughly textured with short, hard bristles.
Leaves are deeply lobed and bright green.
Flowers - male flowers are borne in loose panicles in the upper leaf axils, whilst the female flowers are soft cone-like catkins made up of bracts with tiny flowers tucked into the axils.
Full sun to partial shade, but grow in full sun for best colour.
Fertile, well-drained, humus-rich.
Cut back to ground level in the spring and mulch with well rotted manure or garden compost. Needs a strong support to grow up.
This plant is dioecious, meaning that individual flowers are either male or female. Both male and female plants must be grown if you want to collect viable seed. Take stem tip cuttings in spring.
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