Empress Wu Hosta

Hosta x 'Empress Wu' PP #20,774

SKU
06824
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. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms foliage clump 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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