Your bare root hop plant will arrive wrapped in damp moss which protects it for the journey and stops it from drying out.
Not ready to plant your hop plant?
If you receive your plant before you are ready to put it in the ground you can pop it in the fridge. This will keep it dormant, although you might still see some growth in the form of white shoots. These shoots will darken when the plant is exposed to sunlight. Do check that your plant doesn’t dry out by opening it occasionally and give it a spray with water.
Alternatively you can pot up your plant and it can go in the ground when you are ready.