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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2011

Q. Can You Tell Me the Name of a Plant

I was visiting Salem, Oregon and saw a lot of plants with small round green things that were climbing up poles that had to be about 10 feet tall and against some kind of netting. There were just fields and fields of them. Would you have any idea what they might be?

Answered by
PredoTheGardener on
September 29, 2011
A.

Sounds to me like hops.

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Asked by
mejoe34 on
January 30, 2012

Q. How to Start Hops Seeds

How to start hops seeds and grow them?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 31, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

These plants are normally propagated through rhizomes or cuttings rather than by seed. However, a quick online search may turn up reputable nurseries having heirloom seeds for sale.

For more info on these plants, this resource should help: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/hop.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 13, 2012

Q. Name of Hops Vine

We have a vine that we have always referred to as a hops plant. It, however, does not resemble the commercial/wild plants that we see pictures of. Our hops plant has a very tiny fruit, lobed leaves, and is fast growing-but it does not have the type of fruit that pictures show for a hops plant. Any idea what we might have?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 14, 2012
Certified Expert
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Without seeing the plant, we cannot properly identify it. If you can send in a picture, this would help. In the meantime, this article will provide information on growing hops plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/hops/growing-hops-plants.htm

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Asked by
jeafrg on
April 20, 2015

Q. growing hops

I am looking for a vine that will provide privacy and this vine was suggested by a friend. I want to know if it’s an invasive plant and how is the hop vine propagated?

Initially, I was looking at Clematis but have never had too much luck with that plant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 21, 2015
Certified Expert
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I have listed a few links for you.
A personal note on hops. I planted an ornamental variety 'Biancha' two years ago growing it along side of a clematis on a trellis. It has not been invasive and is absolutely beautiful in the garden with a lime leaf color. The hops are a great texture and add visual interest. I'm in Zone 4 and it has wintered over well.
I think Hops would be a great choice. Good Luck.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/hops/growing-hops-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/hops/hops-winter-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/plant-a-privacy-screen-plants-that-grow-fast-for-privacy.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/spring-flowering-clematis.htm

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Asked by
Susie Kayser on
June 25, 2015

Q. My hops have a rusty look

I had to move my hop plants, and the bed I’m using doesn’t have the best soil. I live in a location where soil is scarce, and the bed is mostly sphagnum moss. Could this be the reason that the hop leaves have a rusty kind of coloration along with the green? They seem otherwise healthy and are growing vigorously.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 25, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is a rust fungus.
Air circulation can help inhibit it, but you will want to remove the leaves if possible.
Neem Oil can be used to treat it.

Here is a link that explains it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/learn-about-plant-rust-disease-and-rust-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 13, 2015

Q. Yellow sticky vine on joe pye weed

We have a yellow sticky vine growing on our Joe Pye weed. The plants are located at the edge of the lake. Looking to find what this is and how to get rid of it. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 16, 2015
Certified Expert
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From you description it could be a Hops Vine.

Please send an image if possible.

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Asked by
Sam Duff on
April 11, 2017

Q. Hops Vine

If I plant Hops vine this spring in Columbus OH will they produce the first year?

Answered by
Rena Esset on
April 12, 2017
A.

Sam,

A hops vine planted this spring will put most of it's energy into establishing roots and will likely grow to a slender 6-7 feet tall. You may get a handful of hops berries. This is what happened for us last year, our first year of growing hops.

This year, the vines are sprouting with vigor, sending at least a half dozen shoots out and already they are 3-4 feet long. Expecting the plants to be MUCH larger this season. Not sure what that will mean for a hops harvest but certainly more generous.

By next year, we expect the vines to be reaching mature heights and producing in a useful way. Until then, we're enjoying the robust nature of the plants and the shady covering over their lattice supports.

Not sure what variety you are considering, but we planted Cascade, Chinook and Crystal and all are growing at a similar pace. We bought organic rhizomes: https://www.leafari.com/hops.html

Rena

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