• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Hops " Brewers Gold"

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The female flowers of this fast growing green leaved vine have been used since medieval times for beer making in Europe. It is an important medicinal herb as well, as the flowers having a pronounced calming effect when tinctured or brewed as a tea. An effective remedy for insomnia and nervous tension. It has also traditionally been used for lactating women to bring in and increase their milk flow. The vine is incredibly vigorous sometimes growing 30 feet in one season engulfing its support with its twining leafy branches. Hops requires a sturdy trellis or structure to grow on. The Brewers Gold variety is a popular cultivar for beer making and produces a nice bitter flower for medicinal use. The vine will die back completely each winter and resprout from the base. It makes a wonderful summer privacy screen, with its verdant growth. Full sun and a fertile garden soil. Perennial. Hardy to zone 3.

Latin Name Humulus Lupulus
 
 
 
 
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