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Old 06-09-2018, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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So, about 2 months ago, i bought a hops rhizome from Tractor Supply Co. And planted it.
I didnt realize until much later, that it was supposed to be planted horizontally. I planted it vertically, with a small part of it sticking out of the ground.

After 2 months, i dont see any growth. Should i just buy a new one and try again, or do yall think it still might pop? I have read that growth usually shows after 2 weeks...
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Old Today, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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Any thoughts?
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Old Today, 07:52 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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had grown hops (Z4A) on either side of an arbor for a few years and I don't remember any particular requirements for planting orientation. It probably wouldn't harm it to dig it up and check for new root growth and check to see if it was still alive. The hops I had were quite prolific and would quickly grow from the ground up and cover the entire arbor every year. The "flowers" (bracts?) look like little green pinecones and provide some interest. Eventually decided to try something else and removed the plants without much difficulty after 6 or 7 years and now have clematis growing in their place.

Hops would be a good choice if you are trying to cover an arbor or pergola with something dense and a little out of the ordinary.
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Old Today, 07:59 AM
 
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I also bought 2 rhyzomes from Tractor Supply... those, and everything else from TS&C, rotted in the ground. I had Zero luck with anything bought from them (and yet, even unknown quality stuff bought on ebay is growing well right now).


I think it's the Source that's the problem. I got a refund (well, store credit) for all of the plants. I might try again with a Different source next year.
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Old Today, 09:23 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Florida? You can grow hops in Florida?

They grow hops commercially in Oregon and Washington where it is a lot colder than it is in Florida. They grow hops in Germany, where it is a lot colder than it is in Florida.
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Old Today, 09:34 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Florida? You can grow hops in Florida?

They grow hops commercially in Oregon and Washington where it is a lot colder than it is in Florida. They grow hops in Germany, where it is a lot colder than it is in Florida.
My thought also. As a seasonal plant maybe?
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Old Today, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I do not know. Everything like that i plant gets dug up and eaten by squirrels or deer. I did finally get some daffodils growing, but not where I planted them. apparently, the squirrel dug them up and buried them elsewhere. They were all clustered together.
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Old Today, 10:23 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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OP, your rhizome probably died from mold within a few days of you putting it into the ground. In North America hops grow best between the 34th and 50th degrees north latitude. Florida is well below 34 degrees latitude, it's too hot and humid for the majority of hops varieties, plus Florida doesn't get enough daily hours of light for hops. Keep in mind that the further north one is the more daylight hours there are in the spring and summer than what there is in the south, so hops get more hours of the daily light and cooler temperatures that they need in the north. Do lots more research about what are suitable plants for the Florida climate and daylight conditions.

If you're determined to try growing hops in Florida then try the hops variety called Cascade. I've read reports that it can stand up better to Florida's growing conditions, diseases and pests than other hops varieties if an experienced grower is very vigilant in the plant's care and maintenance. So Cascade variety "might" grow for you. But don't count on it since it still won't get as many hours of light per day as it should ideally have.

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