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Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta

Description

  • The largest hosta, reaching over 6 feet wide!
  • Massive blue-green foliage.
  • Leathery texture is resistant to slug damage.
  • Soft violet flowers in midsummer.
  • Zones 3-9, part sun/shade, 4' tall x 6' wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light part sun/shade
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta is genuinely one of the largest hostas we've ever seen! Given enough time, this hosta will reach epic proportions, creating a prehistoric display you'll look forward to every year. Huge, thick textured blue-green leaves reach over 18 inches across and are resistant to slug damage. Large, pale-violet flowers hover over the foliage midsummer. Hostas are incredibly easy to grow and maintain, even in city environments. Find a shady corner of your garden and watch it thrive! Details Botanical name: Hosta 'Empress Wu'
Patent #: USPP 20,774
Common name: Hosta
Zone: 3 - 8
Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 3-4' X 5-6'
Flower color: pale violet
Foliage color: blue-green
Season of interest: Spring through fall
Uses: Accent, background, border, container gardening, foundation planting, hedge, massing, privacy, screen, specimen, woodland
How To Grow Soil: Performs well in average or fertile soil.
Light: Thrives in shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun).
Water: Has average water needs, and once established, plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general,  soils should never be allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 3 feet apart
Fertilizing: In spring, a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it.
Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in fall to help protect the crown. If desired, a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2" layer very near the base.
Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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R.G. (Georgia)
Excellent Plants!

The review I posted earlier was a review of the wrong plants! But my review of everything I have gotten from Great Gardens is the same: Excellent! My Empess Wu Hostas are large and healthy and are thriving even in the extreme heat. I have been amazed at the quality of Great Garden plants.

T
T.S. (Ohio)
Deer ate them after two days

They arrived looking great but the deer ate them after the first two days lol

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Hostas are notorious for being eaten by deer! We're sorry to hear that they enjoyed your new plants before you were able to enjoy them. Please email pictures of what remains of the plants to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures.

We do have a collection of plants that deer tend to avoid here: https://www.greatgardenplants.com/collections/deer-resistant

Happy Gardening!

J
J.L. (Indiana)
Grew to be a Monster

This is the 3rd year of my Empress Wu being in the ground in Indianapolis Indiana. North side of my house. Be patient. The smaller ones are Dream Weavers.

K
K.S. (Tennessee)
healthy but small

A nice plant, smaller than expected.

C
C. (Maryland)
Surprised with a living plant!

I was expecting a roots with the tops lopped off but was pleasantly surprised with healthy plants with leaves and all. Very happy and will come back!