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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Humulus are vigorous herbaceous climbers with rough, twining stems, deeply palmately-lobed leaves and small green flowers, male and female on separate plants
'Aureus' is a strong-growing climber bearing yellow, deeply lobed leaves to 15cm in length, and drooping cone-like, greenish-yellow, aromatic female flower clusters followed by attractive hops
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Ideal for growing up trellis or over an arch in a sheltered position. It will tolerate partial shade but a sunny place will produce the best leaf colour so long as the soil does not dry out
Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 7 or cut down in autumn like an herbaceous perennial
Pests Can get aphids and caterpillars
May be affected by a downy mildew and Verticillium wilt
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