Growing hops?

madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)November 25, 2012

Has anyone tried growing hops? I am not going to grow them to use them in beer - I don't even drink it - but to use as a butterfly host plant. We apparently are south of the optimum growing raange, but it's listed as growing here naturally. So - if you have grown it, I'd like to hear about your experience with it.

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alabamanicole(7b)

I know a couple of people in N. Al. that grow it. It does well in 7b.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:21AM
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jeff_al

my next door neighbor grew a hops vine several years ago. it seemed to do very well in full sun, auburn area.
he was a student of horticulture at the university but i am not aware that he spent more time and effort cultivating that particular plant. he liked the way it smelled, i think, and is fond of beer. ;-)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:54AM
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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I am going to order some rhizomes, then, and maybe also a packet of seeds. Both the Gray Hairstreak and the Comma use hops as a host plant, as well as the Question Mark; I've seen the first two flying about my house and would like to encourage them.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:17PM
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