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Cannabidaceae

Humulus

HUME-yew-luss

The genus Humulus contains two species of herbaceous climbing perennials with attractive foliage and flowers and interesting fruit (hops). Grow as a groundcover, as screening, or on a trellis or arbor.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsVery fast growing. Attractive foliage. H. lupulus produces hops used to flavor beer.

CareGrow in well-drained, fertile, moist soil.

PropagationTake stem cuttings in late summer or divide plants when they are dormant.

ProblemsMildew.

Species and cultivars

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