Newport Common Hop
Humulus lupulus 'Newport'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly for best hop production. Tolerant of some drought when established.
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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). 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 Maturity||Vining to 25 feet.|
|Bloom Time||July and August|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Green Wall|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Improved Disease Resistance|
|Watering Needs||Water 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