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Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Shade to Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 44 - 48 Inches
NOTE: We are not shipping plant orders the week of
July 4.

Generally, plants that are in stock will be shipped within a week after your order is received.
Once it has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.

Occasionally plants may be trimmed before shipping to ensure fuller branching and flowering in your garden.
Size: One Gallon
Size: Quart
Proven Winners Perennial
Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid
Part Shade to Shade 36 - 48


The largest known hosta available! This massive plant forms a gigantic upright mound of huge, thick, dark green leaves topped with pale reddish violet flowers. It will make a fantastic statement in your shade garden!

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Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
Scape Height: 
44 - 48 Inches
60 - 72 Inches
60 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Shade to Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscapes or containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.

Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid USPP 20,774, Can 4,240
  • Planted last year and did not come up this year at all. I have 7 other PW Hostas that are thriving, but this one just didn't make it through the winter I guess. Disappointing.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    New York
    United States
    7 weeks ago
  • I have heavy clay everywhere around my home. I have planted this in full shade and partial shade. This plant divides well and grows huge. Slugs and grasshoppers don't seem to like this hosta as much as my other hostas. This is one plant I never seem to worry about. Handles dry spells and heavy rainy weather well. Great plant.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Diana Uyen
    5 years ago
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