Humulus japonicus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Japanese Hop)
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- On a Climbing Support
- Broad Tolerance
- July – September (grown for foliage rather than flowers)
- 6.0m (20ft)
- Common name
- Variegated Japanese Hop
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 3.6m (12ft)
- Sow indoors in early spring, should germinate within 2-3 weeks at 20°C. Prick out into small, individual pots and gradually harden off before planting into their final position in late May. Will grow in most soil types in a sunny spot.
Vines are beautiful cascading over arches, trellis and walls, and they make a romantic addition to any vase. Quick-growing and to a degree, cut-and-come-again, making an invaluable trailer for a magnificent vase of pale-coloured lilies, cosmos and dahlias.
The hop leaves can be added to salads or eaten as you would a young green vegatable.
Provide support for this fast-growing vine. It works well as a covering for walls or cascading over a garden trellis or pergola, and is quick-growing so good for picking. Caution: Wear gloves when handling as it may cause a skin irritation.