#1 Hosta Shadowland Empress Wu
#1 Hosta Shadowland Empress Wu
#1 Hosta Shadowland Empress Wu

#1 Hosta Shadowland Empress Wu

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Latin Name: Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Height: 3 - 4 feet

Spread: 5 - 6 feet

Sunlight: Part Sun; Part Shade; Full Shade

Bloom Time: July to September

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Huge dark green deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure up to 1.5 feet in length!  Spikes of reddish violet, funnel-shaped flowers can be found on really long scapes that measure 4-5 feet. One of the largest Hosta varieties, it is an enormous focal point for the garden or border. In just five years, Empress Wu can achieve its mature size. This low maintenance perennial can be deadheaded if one chooses and should have the spent foliage removed after dormancy has occurred in late fall. The leaves and the flowers can be utilized in a variety of floral arrangements. Hostas make excellent choices for shady areas and woodland gardens, helping to cover the ground and create texture and impact.

Attracts: Bees; Hummingbirds

Other Names: Plantain Lily