Empress Wu Hosta

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Empress Wu Hosta

All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with state regulations.

The world's largest Hosta! This astonishing hosta is more like a shrub than a perennial!

It will eventually mature to 4-5' tall and spread to 6-8' wide with huge, deeply-veined, green leaves to 28" long by 25" wide. Leaves emerge blue-green in spring, but lose the waxy coating and blue tint as they mature by summer to matte or slightly shiny green.

In mid-summer it is topped with lavender flowers on stem 5' tall! What a glorious sight in a partly shaded garden!

Tip: Potted dormant perennials can be kept in a well-lit cool/cold area (i.e. garage, shed, even in a protected area outdoors) until ready for spring planting. Do not allow them to completely dry out.


  • You are purchasing one - Empress Wu Hosta P.P. #20,774- 1 Quart Pot
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • 'Empress Wu' is by reputation the largest hosta
  • This gigantic hosta serves as a striking specimen or accent to shady areas of the landscape
  • Easy care
  • Can be shipped dormant
  • Note: Images are of mature plants
  • Family: Asparagaceae ‘Empress Wu’
  • Mature Size (H x W): 5' x 8'
  • Soil: Average to medium moisture, well-drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Sun Exposure: Part to Full Shade
  • Characteristics: Perennial
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Bloom: Pale lavender bloom July to August
  • Tolerance: Heavy shade, Black Walnut, cold hardy, drought, heat, humidity
  • Suggested Uses: Asian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical Garden, Specimen

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