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Planting Instructions for Humulus (hops):

Bloom Time:  Late summer Light:  Full sun to part shade
Soil:  Average to rich, moist but well-drained Moisture:  Average to slightly moist
Planting Depth:  Top of the crown about 1 to 2" below the soil Spacing:  36"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Humulus likes to be somewhat dry when dormant, so if condensation has formed on the inside of the bag, open and air it out then close the bag again. Plant everything within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant in any average to rich, well-draining soil in full sun to part shade, though the golden leaf varieties tend to perform best in part sun.

Moisture:  Humulus is fairly drought tolerant but prefers some regular moisture, allowing it to dry out a little between watering.

Spacing: Give the plants about 36" of space though it can be underplanted with bushy perennials or groundcovers.

Depth:  Plant with the top of the crown, base of the stems about 1 to 2” below the soil and mulch lightly to keep them cool and moist.

General Instructions:  Enrich soil with compost or peat humus. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the garden if desired. Plant the roots as listed above, then water in lightly. They won't need much moisture until they have sprouted and them water as needed when the soil dries out.

Humulus is an herbaceous, twining vine that can grow up to 20 feet tall in one season. It will need some help to keep it climbing, so staking or providing some other support is needed. In the winter it dies back completely to the ground but is very hardy.

Landscape Uses:  Humulus works great as a background plant along fences or trellises or can work as a focal point growing up an obelisk. It bears fruit in late summer which are actual hops used for making beer.

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