USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 240 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Green
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Average Germ Time: 35 - 42 days after cold stratification
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 2 feet
Hops (Humulus Lupulus) - Humulus lupulus, aka hops, is a perennial climber growing to almost 20 feet high at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from September to October.
Hops are noted for attracting wildlife, being used in pharmaceuticals, and beverage flavoring such as beer.
Plant seed | hops
How to grow
How To Grow Hops From Seed: Hops seeds can be slow to germinate. Use a process called "cold scarification" to encourage hop seed germination. A good method is to put seeds in an equal amount of moist sand and refrigerate from one to three months at about 41 degrees F. After that, plant the seeds at 68 degrees F. for one to two months. If the hops seeds have not germinated, put them back in the refrigerator and repeat the cycle.
- Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 35 - 42 days after cold stratification
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies
- Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Hops produce rich, heavily scented, green-golden fruit that is harvested in autumn. The flowers of Humulus lupulus contain the chemicals myrcene, myrcenol, resin, linalool, humulene and tannins, all used extensively in the pharmaceutical industy. Also, another common usage is flavoring for the beer industry.
- Height: 240 inches (vining)
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes