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Empress Wu Giant Hosta Lily

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'Empress Wu' Giant Hosta Lily
Hosta 'Empress Wu'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

'Empress Wu' is a GINORMOUS hosta lily! Empress Wu forms impressive clumps up to 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall that are comprised of equally large, blue-green leaves up to 18 inches across. It is the largest hosta on the market...at least the largest we've ever seen...and we've seen a lot of hosta lilies over the years. In summer, light lavender flowers rise to 5 feet high above the foliage. Anyone with some shade and enough space has got to have one of these impressive giants in their garden!



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a dense mound 4 feet tall and up to 9 feet wide with outstanding color and texture, Empress Wu Hosta is ideal for use as a a specimen, in groupings, or massed in large shady gardens beds and landscape borders. It is perfect under large shade trees and any other shady location. Don't think you have any shade? Look on the east side of your home. Empress Wu Hosta is also impressive grown in large containers and is a great choice for mixed hosta gardens, hummingbird gardens, and woodland gardens.

Spacing:  7 feet apart for mass plantings; 12 feet or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

'Empress Wu' Hosta Lily is easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and part shade to shade. Morning and evening sun is okay but we suggest avoiding direct afternoon sun. Give this enormous hosta plenty of room to grow!




Helpful Advice

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Hosta Lilies.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Perennial
Height at Maturity:  4'
Width at Maturity:  7-9' !!!
Spacing:  7' for mass plantings, 11'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Lavender
Flower Size:  2" 
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Trumpet-shape clustered on tall stalks
Fragrant Flowers:  NA
Foliage Color:  Blue-green
Fragrant Foliage:  NA
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Shade to Part Shade (avoid direct afternoon sun)
Water Needs:  Average to Low
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-drained, moist
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect, Rabbit, Deep Shade, Slug



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