This vigorous beautiful bine quickly reaches 30 feet tall and thrives on neglect. Hops have light golden, cone-shaped flowers used for making beer. The greenish yellow flowers even smell like beer. It can scramble along the ground or grow up fences, screens and trellises. Provide full sun to partial shade and humusy soil. Quick growth; fragrant flowers. Bloom Time: Late Summer. Green foliage in Summer, yellow-green foliage in Fall.
Climbing bine grows 20-25 ft. in a season and is winter hardy in the North. Large leaves look pretty against a fence or trellis. Produces pale yellow hops that give home brews authentic Old World flavor. Full sun to partial shade. This variety is 3 - 4 times more bitter than most hop vines. Special considerations: Water regularly to keep soil moist, not wet. Will not thrive in dry locations. Water deep once a week; more in hot, dry windy conditions. Collect mature cones in the Fall and hang to dry. Cut vines down to the ground in late Fall.
'Nugget' Ornamental Hops has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The fuzzy lobed leaves are ornamentally significant but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces abundant clusters of yellow fruit from mid summer to mid fall.
Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade • Harvest: Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Fruit: Yellow Clusters • Foliage: Fuzzy and Green
Soil: Any average to rich, well-draining.
Notes: Hops is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage. This vigorous vine quickly reaches 20 feet tall and thrives on neglect. The greenish yellow, conelike flowers smell like beer. It can scramble along the ground or grow up screens and trellises. Attracts butterflies with fragrant flowers. Used as a ground cover and good on a trellis.
Planting instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.