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

Hosta 'Empress Wu' (Starter TC)

Regular Price: $7.95

Special Price $5.96

Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Hosta 'Empress Wu' (Advanced Starter)

Regular Price: $13.95

Special Price $10.46

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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2009
Growing Zones No
Plant - Height 39"
Plant Size Giant
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 67.5"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 90"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Leaf - Color Detail Dark green leaf
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped Lightly
Leaf - Corrugation Lightly
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size 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 - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Color No
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Scape Color Green
Flower - Scape Height 58
Bloom Month(s) August, September
Petiole Color No
Plant - Fun Name No
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator B. & V. Skaggs
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 2008

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

large with heavy texture
My plant is 3 years old and is really starting to take off. The leaves have a deeply veined and puckered texture.
Review by jo / (Posted on 9/8/2015)