Hops, Common (Humulus lupulus)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Hops, Common
Humulus lupulus

Fruit of Common Hops
Fruit of Common Hops
Deeply lobed leaves, fruit (hops) in early autumn on female plants only. 
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil is best but the plant will tolerate some dryness. 
  • 'Aureus'- yellow leaves.
Mature Height
15 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
July - August
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Method of Attachment
Foliage Color
Fall Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Aphids are a potential problem.
Additional Notes

Male and female flowers are on separate plants. Males are needed to pollinate females. Only females will produce fruit. This vine can be pruned to the ground in fall.

This vine is a herbaceous perennial.


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