(Mature Size: 48"T x 70"W)
'Empress Wu' is a seedling of 'Big John' that is colossal in size.
This semi-upright grower forms an impressive mound of thick, corrugated green leaves.
Leaves have a glaucous coating in spring giving a blue-green appearance.
The wavy green leaves of 'Empress Wu' are said to be the biggest hosta leaves ever!
Can grow bigger than listed size if in ideal location of fertile soil with good moisture retention.
If grown in poor soil expect a clump 30"T x 50"W.
Be patient with this hosta. It gets big but not overnight. Will take 5 to 8 years to reach a mature size.
Very pale lavender flowers appear in mid-summer.
(B. & V. Skaggs 2008)
Giant Hosta Cultivar
[H. 'Big John' × H. 'Big John']
Color: Medium Green
Size: 48 inches tall by 70 inches wide as big as 50"T x 100"W
Type: Giant Hosta
Product Size: 4.5 Inch Container
Exactly as advertised
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jun 2017
I received the hostas in a timely manner in excellent condition. I have planted them in pots to test various locations prior to planting. I plan to order again.
Posted by Pamela on 20th Jul 2016
Arrived quickly. Impeccably packaged. Very healthy.
Very healthy plant
Posted by Nora Okorowski on 21st Apr 2016
Plant arrived well packed and in excellent condition. I can already tell how big this is going to be.