Common Name: Golden Hop
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Time to take cuttings: May to August
Flowering period: September to September
The golden hop is a spectacular twining climber with bright gold foliage that remains attractive throughout summer it needs a sunny spot to develop its full colour - in shade it is light green. Use it to cover an arch or pergola, where its self twining habit means it does not need tying up. A herbaceous climber, best cut back every spring to ensure fresh new growth. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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