Hosta Empress Wu

Hosta Empress Wu

LARGEST HOSTA IN THE WORLD

Huge, massive, colossal, Empress Wu Hosta is as big as they come. Gargantuan dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½ feet wide and long. Empress Wu Hosta can grow as tall as 4’+ and spread 4-5’. Profuse huge leaves and strong upright habit create a spectacular very tall and wide clump. Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above Empress Wu Hosta’s foliage in early to midsummer. Currently Empress Wu Hosta is known as the biggest Hosta in the world with a record breaking leaf measurement of a whopping 61 cm.

Hostas are excellent perennials for shade that require minimal care. They are lovely massed in woodland settings or used as specimens. With their weed smothering foliage, they make idea ground covers. Although they are tough plants that can withstand periods of drought, for best results keep well watered during dry spells.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Hosta Empress Wu

Common Name

Hosta

Bloom Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Early Summer, Midsummer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

48″

Width

48-60″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Hummingbirds, Mass Plantings, Woodland Gardens

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Perennial