Humulus x 'Crystal'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly for best hop production.
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|Lore||Although frequently referred to as the hop "vine", Humulus is technically a bine; unlike vines, which use tendrils, suckers, and other appendages for attaching themselves, bines have stout stems with stiff hairs to aid in climbing. Male and female flowers of the hop plant develop on separate plants (dioecious). Female plants are often propagated vegetatively and grown in the absence of male plants. This prevents pollination and the development of viable seeds, which are sometimes considered undesirable for brewing beer owing to the potential for off-flavors arising from the introduction of fatty acids from the seeds.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vining to 25 feet|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly for best hop production.|
Provide medium to rich, well drained soil and a warm sheltered position. Best with some shade in hot southern climates. Prune stems in autumn after a hard frost. Plants bloom at 2 to 3 years old. Harvest in early fall before flowers are completely dry.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9