Hosta x 'Empress Wu'

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Empress Wu Hosta is a large shade-loving herbaceous perennial primarily grown for its foliage.  The huge 2 foot green basal leaves lose their waxy coating and blue tint as they mature, and are deeply veined and corrugated.  Small bell-like pale reddish-violet flowers raise up in terminals from the rootstalk above the mound in mid summer attracting butterflies and pollinators.  Best color in partial sun and moist well-drained soils.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

4' - 5'

Spread: 

6' - 8’

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Snails and slugs can cause severe problems if left unchecked.  Foliar nematodes can cause interveinal browning. Plants infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX), tobacco rattle virus or tomato ring spot virus should be immediately removed from garden areas and destroyed.  Otherwise, little to no problems.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  ColumbineLungwortBleeding Heart

 

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