Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Price: $15.95
SKU: CFD14459
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The largest Hosta ever introduced brings royalty to your shade garden! Elegant heart-shaped blue-green leaves with a quilted texture measure up to 1.5 feet long and wide! The large, deeply veined foliage of this Hosta sets it apart from other varieties. This versatile plant demands little to achieve its gigantic potential! Includes one actively growing plantable plug.

‘Empress Wu’ draws in visiting butterflies, songbirds, and hummingbirds. Its midsummer blossoms are filled with the nectar that pollinators crave. An outstanding perennial from the very first season! Light violet-red blooms stick their noses out just above the foliage in mid-summer. ‘Empress Wu’ is highly versatile in the landscape, making an ideal border plant, focal point, mass planting, or container specimen. Its cut foliage and blossoms add an impressive touch to any flower vase. ‘Empress Wu’ also makes a great standalone specimen, and looks especially at home in a border arrangement or woodland garden behind smaller hostas or hardy ferns. Preferring a somewhat shady environment, ‘Empress Wu’ is easy to grow in well-drained soil. Once established, it will tolerate drought, heat, humidity, and even cold. Its seeds will self-sow if spent flowers are left on the plant after they fade, and dividing the plant is easily done during dormancy, giving you decades of reliably beautiful foliage. As an added bonus, ‘Empress Wu’ is deer and rabbit resistant.
Botanical Name - Hosta 'Empress Wu' PP20774 CPBR4240
Hardiness Zones - 3-9
Annual or Perennial - Perennial
Bloom season - Summer
Exposure - Full to part shade
Drought Tolerant - No
Mature Height - 3 to 4 feet
Mature Width - 5 to 6 feet