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Hosta ‘Empress Wu’
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’
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Hosta ‘Empress Wu’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.560

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas due to their versatility, with literally hundreds of varieties now readily available. They form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This HUGE selection will create an amazing focal point in the shade garden. The very large, thick leaves are dark green with deep veining and can measure up to 45cm (18") wide and long. Strong upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump. In midsummer, pale reddish-violet flowers are held just above the foliage and may attract hummingbirds. Outstanding specimen. Leaves with substance should provide good slug resistance. Hosta go completely dormant in fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid-spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but the plants may be left alone for years. While deer enjoy eating Hosta, this variety may be slightly less palatable to deer than others. USPP#20774: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate