Humulus Lupulus Aureus


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SKU: humulus-lupulus-aureus Category:
Common Name: Golden Hop
Size: 2 Litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: September
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 4 – 8m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 2.5m

Humulus Lupulus Aureus, also known as the ‘Golden Hop’ and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit,  is a unique cultivar of the hop plant species. It is a hardy, fast-growing, and versatile plant that is native to Europe and Asia. The golden hops plant is prized for its bright yellow foliage and its use in brewing beer. It is a popular choice for gardeners, brewers, and landscapers alike.

Hops have been used in brewing beer for centuries, and the Golden Hop cultivar has been around for at least a few decades. Its popularity has grown as more and more people discover the unique beauty and versatility of this plant.

How to care for your Humulus Lupulus Aureus

  • Light: The golden hops plant prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: It grows well in moist, well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
  • Fertiliser: Fertilise the plant once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertiliser.
  • Pruning: Prune the plant in late Winter or early Spring to control its size and shape.

Overall, the Humulus Lupulus Aureus is a low-maintenance and attractive addition to any garden. Whether grown for its foliage, its use in brewing, or both, it is a versatile and attractive plant that is well worth considering for any garden.

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