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Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid

(6 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 72"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    The largest known hosta available! This massive plant forms a gigantic upright mound of huge, thick, dark green leaves topped with pale reddish violet flowers. It will make a fantastic statement in your shade garden!

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    Foliage Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Scape Height: 
    44 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Lavender
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes or containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    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.

    Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid USPP 20,774, Can 4,240
  • 6 Reviews

    • On year 3 with several Proven Winners Empress Wu (label says shadowland Empress Wu). These are very disappointing. I have planted over 100 hostas in the past 2 years and Empress Wu is the only one that gets smaller each year... I have them planted in multiple locations with other hostas... all the other hostas are growing as expected. I left 3 of the Empress Wu in pots for the winter with over 20 other hostas... all 3 Empress Wu plants in pots died. Very unimpressed with this variety

      Jeff Vitale
      Michigan
      United States
      4 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I really enjoy this hosta, I currently have two in their second season and they getting huge. Just ordered 4 more because I don’t want to divide the original two at this point. Very happy with this plant and highly recommend.

      Wesley Phillips
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • roger lovejoy
      Ohio
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • roger lovejoy
      Ohio
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Planted last year and did not come up this year at all. I have 7 other PW Hostas that are thriving, but this one just didn't make it through the winter I guess. Disappointing.

      Kristin
      New York
      United States
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I have heavy clay everywhere around my home. I have planted this in full shade and partial shade. This plant divides well and grows huge. Slugs and grasshoppers don't seem to like this hosta as much as my other hostas. This is one plant I never seem to worry about. Handles dry spells and heavy rainy weather well. Great plant.

      Diana Uyen
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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