Hops

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hops (Humulus lupulus 'Aureus')
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Genus:  Humulus

'Aureus' is a fast-growing, twining perennial with roughly hairy shoots and deeply lobed, maple-like leaves in a luminous, clear shade of yellow. Clusters of subtle, fragrant, greenish yellow flowers add texture in summer and mature to pendent, papery, cone-shaped fruits.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Female inflorescences are used in brewing.

Care: 

Grow on a fence near an outdoor terrace to shade a south or west window from the summer heat, in a container with a tripod-shaped trellis, or over spring-flowering shrubs. Thrives in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Dies back in winter but comes back each year.

Propagation: 

Sow in situ in spring. Root softwood cuttings in spring, or greenwood and leaf-bud cuttings with bottom heat in summer.

Problems: 

Downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, ringspot virus, and Verticillium wilt.

Overview

Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Vines

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'