Hosta – Empress Wu

Hosta – Empress Wu

Hosta – Empress Wu

The beautiful foliage of the Hosta is great as a specimen or as part of the overall scene.

The flowers of the Hosta attract hummingbirds.

Hostas are very tolerant to air pollution, making them a great addition to the city garden.


Empress Wu is regarded as the largest Hosta. Taking five years to reach maturity, her adult size is 4′ tall and 5′ to 6′ wide. Her individual leaves are 1-1/2′ by 1-1/2′.

  • HEIGHT 4'
  • SPREAD 5' to 6'
  • SHAPE Very large mound
  • ZONE 3 thru 9
  • FOLIAGE large 18" by 18" blue green
  • BLOOMs Shades of purple bells on 4 foot scapes
  • GROWTH RATE Moderate