Golden hop- Zone: 2-9 This is a gold-leaved selection of the Common Hops, which is widely used in flavoring beer. Plants form a climbing vine, quickly growing to cover a trellis or fence with a bright display of deeply-lobed golden-yellow leaves. Small cone-like clusters of green flowers appear in summer. Since this is herbaceous, the vines should be cut down to the ground in spring. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Rust or mildew are sometimes a problem.