Japanese ornamental hop (Humulus Scandens Japonicus) 15 seeds (#1280)

Japanese ornamental hop (Humulus Scandens Japonicus) 15 seeds (#1280)

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Attractively cloaked in deeply lobed leaves, hops produces pine-scented flowers that are widely used to preserve and flavor beer. A fast growing, annual vine, it is native to North America, Europe and western Asia. The tender new stem tips can also be harvested and cooked as a vegetable.
The bright to medium green leaves are lobed, usually three or five in number and have teethed edges. In summertime, plants flower. Being dioecious, the hops vine is either male or female in gender. The male vines have tiny flowers that appear among the leaves, whereas the female plants bear larger, showier spikes that look like cones and smell of pine. They are first green in color and become magenta-pink. They dry to a light beige, and only these female blossoms are utilized in the beer-flavoring process.
Plant hops in full sun to partial shade in a moist, fertile and humus soil that never becomes soggy. Quickly growing, it can be trained upon a trellis or allowed to ramble over or up into a nearby woody shrub or small tree. Typically only female plants are sold at nurseries. In hot, humid climates grow with some afternoon shade and monitor for mildew and wilt diseases.
Contact with the female flowers and leaves can cause a skin rash called hops dermatitis. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)

Genus - Humulus
Species - Scandens Japonicus
Common name - Japanese ornamental hop
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 3 - 4 m
Plant type - Annual Herb
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - 6-7.8 (mildly acidic to mildly alkaline)
Soil type - Clay, loam
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Climber for pergolas, walls
Bloom season - August - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Green, Magenta

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Hop seeds require cold temperatures to break dormancy. It is recommended, but seeds can be sown directly into the warm soil inside. Germinates in 3 weeks at +20C.
For stratification:
1. Put seeds in an equal amount of moist sand and refrigerate for one month at about +2-+4C.
2. After the pretreatment, sow 1-2 mm deep in sterile soil. Cover with clear plastic, keep in warm and bright room.
3. When leaves appear, they need at least six hours of bright light each day. Do not plant them outdoors until after the last frost.

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