Hosta 'Empress Wu' Plantain Lily

Available Spring 2024
Size

Description

Hosta 'Empress Wu' is a stunning specimen with huge dark green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves that have good substance, are slug-resistant, and don’t droop. Its Pale lavender blooms are held just above the foliage in midsummer. Hosta 'Empress Wu' is a highly sought after variety, well-known for its immense size.

Hosta, also known as Plantain Lily, is a favorite perennial for shade in areas where deer are not a problem.

Hosta 'Empress Wu' prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil, but is drought tolerant once established. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Characteristics

  • Common Names: Plantain Lily
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 48
  • Width at Maturity: 72
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Mid summer
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: 20774

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.