Comet Hops Vine

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Knock your socks off flavor, the unique Comet Hops Vine (Humulus lupulus 'Comet') was bred to address the need for higher alpha hops. Comets' flavor profile rests heavily on strong accent notes of grapefruit for a full-bodied flavor. It features solid bitter capabilities, but recently there has been a surge in its use as a dry Hop in ales and IPAs!

The lovely chartreuse green foliage and lime green layered bracts of Comet Hops Vine add color, height, and interest to gardens with carefree ease. Male and female plants are separate and will need to be planted in groups to ensure at least one of each and increase pollination. Provide a sturdy structure for them to climb and assist with climbing with soft ties or places to entwine on and gain height.

Hops Vines are technically Bines because they do not grab onto anything with suckers, choosing instead to climb by binding themselves instead of sticking, entwining themselves to grow upwards. Low-maintenance and hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4-8, Comet is a deciduous climbing plant that grows 12-18 feet tall and 4-8 feet wide at maturity.

Planting and Application:

Highly ornamental climbing on trellises, up a chimney, stair railing, or over a balcony for shade. Add shade to pergolas and arbors, privacy to lattice and fencing or just as a specimen climbing up an obelisk in the garden for a conversation piece!

Train onto an arbor or support to easily grow and harvest the Hops flowers for beer making or tea, and any number of other medicinal uses. Add a row on a fence to block an unsightly view or as screening without worry that deer may come munching.

Best in groupings and en masse for pollination purposes since the plants are either male or female. Planting in multiples will ensure pollination and higher yields.

  • Chartreuse Green Leaves & Lighter Green Bracts/Blooms
  • Mid-Season Variety (August/September)
  • High Alpha Acids & Strong Flavor Profile
  • Flavorful Beer & Tea
  • Shade, Privacy & Unique Climbing Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hops Bines flower/fruit best in a full sun location in well-drained soil. Provide moderate, consistent moisture and a mulched bed in hot/dry climates. Harvest mid-August to mid-September and afterward, prune the plant to the ground in fall. Next spring, all new sprouts develop from the roots (rhizomes) each year! Male and female plants need to be planted in groupings to ensure pollination.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Any Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune To Ground After Harvest
  • Cold Hardy!

Beautiful, green and versatile, the cold-hardy Comet Hops Vine will add some impressive flavor to your brewing this year but only if your order yours today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Comet Hops Vine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Humulus lupulus 'Comet'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Fruiting