Hosta 'Empress Wu'
Huge! A stunning specimen with its huge dark green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves that have good substance so they don't droop. Pale lavender blooms are held just above the foliage in midsummer. A Proven Winner variety. Plant patented.
Prefers bright shade and humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate average to dry soils and full shade.
Characteristics & Attributes
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Very drought tolerant once established, they will look their best if provided ample moisture and light fertilization in spring. They can grow in sandy to clay soils. They are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and can be grown under black walnut trees.
Blue leaved varieties will maintain the best color in cool, light shade. Many variegated varieties will lose some of their variegation in the heat of summer or when grown in deep shade.