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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!
Differences between Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants
Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Hosta 'Empress Wu' (Advanced Starter)

Regular Price: $14.95

Special Price $12.95



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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2009
Growing Zones No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Density No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Fun Name No
Growth Rate Fast
Plant - Height 39"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Plant Size Giant
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 67.5"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 90"
Leaf - Base Cordate
Leaf - Color Detail Dark green leaf
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped Lightly
Leaf - Cup Direction Up
Leaf - Flat Edge Yes
Leaf - Corrugation Lightly
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Substance No
Leaf - Margin Contortion Flat
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Broadly Ovate
Leaf - Size 12-18" x 12-18" W
Leaf - Length 28
Leaf - Width 25
Leaf - Mottled No
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked No
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Slightly Shiny
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster Glaucous
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent
Leaf - Vein Pairs 17 to 18
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Bracts No
Flower - Branched Scape No
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Color No
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Pod Color Green
Flower - Scape Color Green
Flower - Scape Height 58
Flower - Scape Height Range 46 to 58
Bloom Month(s) June, July
Flower - Season June 1 to July 15
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape Tubular
Flower - Viable Seed Yes
Petiole Color No
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Namer B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Introducer B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Registrant B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 2008