Shadowland Empress Wu Hosta

Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Shadowland Empress Wu Hosta

$28.00

$28.00

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Height : 30 inches (4 feet with the flowers)
Spread: 6 feet
Sunlight: partial shade to shade
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Accent, Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Groundcover
Flower Color: Violet
Bloom Period:From Early To Mid Summer
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
Huge dark green deeply veined leaves of good substance; spikes of reddish violet flowers in early to mid-summer; one of the largest hosta varieties, it is an enormous focal point for the garden or border ends
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia

What Makes it Special?
Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive enormous heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.


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Landscape Attributes
Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Planting & Growing
Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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