Empress Wu Hosta
Empress Wu Hosta
Hosta x 'Empress Wu' Plant Patent #20,774Item #6824 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
The world's largest hosta! Over four feet at maturity with gigantic, deeply veined, two-foot leaves. Pale lavender blooms appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer. An outstanding focal point and conversation piece in your shade garden.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationPrefers rich, moist well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water once established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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