'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 CharacteristicsFemale inflorescences are used in brewing.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationSow in situ in spring. Root softwood cuttings in spring, or greenwood and leaf-bud cuttings with bottom heat in summer.
ProblemsDowny mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, ringspot virus, and Verticillium wilt.
- Genus : Humulus
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Type : Vines
- Flower Color : Yellow