A true focal point for your shade garden! This giant forms an impressive 4-5' tall and 8-9' wide mound of huge, deeply veined leaves! Some leaves can measure 1 1/2' wide. Tall scapes produce brilliant lavender flowers that add a splash of color to an often monochrome area of the garden. Truly a conversation starter for your garden due to its immense size, Empress Wu flowers in early to midsummer. Hosta 'Empress Wu'. PP20774.
Hosta 'Empress Wu' PP20774
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:4 - 5 feet
Spread:6 - 8 feet
Spacing:6 - 8 feet
Flowering Date:Early to midsummer
Planting Instructions:Plant at the same level as the soil so the crown of the plant is even with the soil level. Don't bury the crown.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch the first winter to prevent heaving of plants from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing weather. Remove mulch early in spring, before new growth begins.
Flower Form:Tubular, bell-shaped, lavender flowers on tall scapes.
Foliage Type:Very large, deeply veined green leaves, up to 1 1/2' wide.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems to keep the plant tidy. After flowering.