Newport Common Hop

Humulus lupulus 'Newport'

SKU
08840
The dried flowers from this twining, highly ornamental vine-like perennial are prized for use in beer making. 'Newport' is highly disease resistant and gives a pungent flavor with excellent bittering. Textured foliage emerges in early spring and dies back to the cold-hardy crown in fall. Young shoots can be eaten like asparagus.
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Water regularly for best hop production. Tolerant of some drought when established.

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LoreAlthough 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). The dried flowers from female plants are prized for use in beer making. Female plants are often propagated vegetatively and grown in the absence of male plants to prevent pollination and the development of viable seeds, which could alter the flavor derived from the dried flowers due to the fatty acids from the seeds. Skin contact with the plant may cause dermatitis in sensitive people.
Average Size at MaturityVining to 25 feet.
Bloom TimeJuly and August
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseGreen Wall
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Improved Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly for best hop production. Tolerant of some drought when established.

Provide average 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: 5-8

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