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Hosta 'Empress Wu'

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Hosta 'Empress Wu'

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A Proven Winners(R) brand plant, possibly the largest hosta ever! In high demand! The hosta everyone's talking about!
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A Proven Winners (R) brand plants, it is said to tower 4.5 tall and 5 to 6+ wide! Huge leaves (about 1.5 feet long) are thick and dark green with deeply impressed veins, forming a strong upright mound habit. It has showy pale reddish violet flowers in early mid-summer. You can use this as a species hosta, conversation piece, a border, or as a background for other plants. (Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2009
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant - Height 40 inches
Plant Width 72 inches
Plant Size Giant
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) Green
Leaf - Cupped Lightly
Leaf - Corrugation Lightly
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant? No
Flower - Color No
Bloom Month(s) August, September
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 2008
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Total : 8 Reviews
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Many compliments! Review by Jackie
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The Princess Wu in an amazing plant! I've received many compliments. She continues to increase in size every year until maturity. Not only does she multiply, but I've had several babies from seed. Absolutely magnificent. Be careful of deer in the spring. They like the tender leaves when they first shoot. (Posted on September 1, 2017)
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Very happy! Review by PZ
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nice size and beautifully packaged. ordered 2 and was so pleased with the size of both plants. they immediately adapted to my garden and began sprouting new leaves right away (Posted on August 12, 2017)

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Can't wait for it to grow up! Review by Iris
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I am very impressed by Hostadirect and by this hosts. I am a new gardener and was looking for plants that are easy to grow. I don't want to become discouraged to quickly. Hostas are the plants for new gardeners. This hosta is beautiful, even though mine is now only two years old and relatively small. (Posted on May 13, 2017)
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Can't wait for it to grow up! Review by Iris
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I am very impressed by Hostadirect and by this hosts. I am a new gardener and was looking for plants that are easy to grow. I don't want to become discouraged to quickly. Hostas are the plants for new gardeners. This hosta is beautiful, even though mine is now only two years old and relatively small. (Posted on May 13, 2017)
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Very Impressive Plant Review by Adrienne
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We received this plant as a gift several years ago. It took a few years to reach maturity (as expected) but has turned into a truly impressive plant. We receive a lot of compliments on it and consider it a star plant in our hosta bed. (Posted on January 27, 2017)
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My Favorite of Hostas Review by slyswife
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Received as a gift. It keeps giving year after year. This was the fourth year I have had it and I think it will be even bigger next year. Definitely a must-have for the hosta collector. (Posted on October 14, 2016)
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Large leaves Review by April
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Our Empress Wu Hosta was planted in May 2010, I still think its not done growing yet! It currently stands 3 feet we are looking forward to next year when it will go through another growth spurt! Come on spring☺ (Posted on September 27, 2016)

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large with heavy texture Review by jo
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My plant is 3 years old and is really starting to take off. The leaves have a deeply veined and puckered texture. (Posted on September 8, 2015)

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