Hosta ‘Empress Wu’


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2 Gallon Pot. ‘Empress Wu’ is the largest hosta ever introduced into commerce. It will eventually mature to 4-5′ tall and spread to 6-8′ wide with huge, deeply-veined, cordate-based, green leaves to 28″ long by 25″ wide. Leaves emerge glaucous blue-green in spring, but lose the waxy coating and blue tint as they mature by summer to matte or slightly shiny green. Pale lavender flowers on short scapes bloom just above the foliage in early summer.

Common Name: hosta
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Pale lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Black Walnut