Hosta "Empress Wu" review

The hosta Empress Wu is the largest variety we sale growing over 4 feet in height. A hybrid of ‘Big John’, Empress Wu is one of the largest hostas on the market.. Reaching an astounding 4 1’2 feet at maturity this giant will definitely make a statement in the garden. Empress Wu prefers rich, moist well-drained soil. If you want this incredible plant to reach it’s full potential you will need to make sure that its gigantic leaves get their water needs met. Plants produce lavender blooms in midsummer.

Hosta "Empress Wu" information:

Size Category gigantic
Hosta height x width 125x275 cm (49x108 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 70x63 cm (28x25 in.) inches
Vein pairs 17-18
Leaf color
Variegation
Leaf type
Petiole
Scape green
Scape height 150 cm (59 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Fragrant
Flower length 7.5 cm (3 in.)
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Pod green
Ploidy
Patents PP20774, CPBR4240, EUPBR32902
Sports 'Dreamliner' sport/os 'Empress Wu streaked' sport/os 'Gabriel's Wing' sport/gc 'Kingsday' sport/yg 'Kingsize' sport/gg 'Royal Empress' sport/gy 'Super Ego' sport/os 'Wu Hoo' sport/gy 'Wu-la-la' sport/bg 'Wunderbar' sport/gy
Progeny 'Blue Moonlight Cup' = 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' x PP 'Blue Wu' = 'Skylight' x PP 'Giantland Golden Goddess' seedling 'Princess WuWu' seedling 'Valley's Big Freeze' seedling 'Valley's Haka' = 'Valley's Streaked Goose' x PP 'Valley's Magnum' seedling 'Valley's Salty Crocodile' = PP x "blue seedling" 'Valley's Undressed Wu' seedling