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Hosta 'Shadowland® Empress Wu' - 1 Gal.


Hosta Shadowland™ 'Empress Wu'

The Hosta world is filled with impressive plants but all pale in size when compared to 'Empress Wu'. Named in honor of the only female empress of China, 'Empress Wu' certainly carries an imperial presence into the garden with spectacular size in both height and width that makes it a true garden specimen. Leaves emerge deep green with a blue tinge and heavily corrugated and seem to just keep on growing until they reach an unprecedented 18" across! These massive leaves form an equally massive mound that fills space beautifully in partial to full shade locations. It is truly a dominant perennial but, with its great color and texture, it is a benign presence in the garden as it works well with and provides a perfect backdrop for other foliage and flower colors. Plant one or more if you dare, give it room to grow and get ready to be awestruck!

Plant Details

Zone: 3 - 8

Mature Size: 3-4ft High x 4-5ft Wide

Growing Tips

Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.

Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Wednesday, November 13 2019

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

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