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Hosta Empress Wu

Hosta 'Empress Wu' PP20774

Plantain Lily

'Empress Wu' Plantain Lily is considered the largest Hosta available.  The enormous green leaves are corrugated and have a faint blue coating in spring.  Lavender flowers appear above the foliage in July and August, often attracting Hummingbirds.  Hosta 'Empress Wu' is a seedling of Hosta 'Big John', which was bred by Brian and Virginia Skaags.  Be patient, as it takes several years for 'Empress Wu' to reach its final amazing size.  Named after the only female empress of China (624 AD to 705 AD).

Height

48 Inches

Spread

72 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Hosta Empress Wu #2 (NEW 2019!) 100
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Full Shade
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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