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Hosta 'Empress Wu'

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!


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