Starting as a kitchen herb, eaten like asparagus, the Hops then moved into the brewery where it was found to preserve and flavor beer. Medicinally, hops are used as a sedative due to a substance called lupulin.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Chill Hours: Requires dormancy during winter
Plant Type: Perennial
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Shoots are edible and Hop cones are used as a culinary herb or in teas.
Full Size: 25' long, grows prolifically
Cold Tolerance: Dies back in winter and regroups in its rhizomes
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Once established, average watering is needed. Maintain watering once to twice per week during drought
Soil & Site Requirements: Provide a well drained, sandy spot with organic matter on the soil surface.