Humulus lupulus 'Cascade'
- Very fast growing vine for quick summer screening or shade
- Ornamental cones appear mid-late summer
- Cones are prized as an important ingredient in beer brewing
Craft beer is booming here in Michigan and around the country, and gardeners and brewers alike know the beauty of good, homegrown 'Cascade' Hops. This is a vigorous perennial vine that produces the key ingredient for the "bitter" in your beer. 'Cascade' has a relatively low bittering value and is one of the most popular varieties used in American craft brewing. It can grow as high as 10 to 20 feet, so proper trellising or an existing structure is necessary to give this vine a place to climb. This is a nice way to grow a summer screen in the yard, or over an arbor for shade and a beautiful, fragrant atmosphere for outdoor seating. 'Cascade' hops are also good for picking, drying, and baling--or as an accent to flower arrangements!
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Fragrant
Growth Habit: Climbing