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Empress Wu Hosta

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The Tallest Hosta Empress Wu Hosta

  • Humungous Dark Green Leave
  • Light Lavender Flowers Mid-Summer
  • Perfect Filler for Shade Gardens
  • Beloved by Pollinators

Empress Wu Hosta, (Hosta 'Empress Wu' PP20774) is a very impressive hosta that rises above any other hosta plant! It was named in honor of the only female emperor to rule China and it carries on the legacy beautifully.

Empress Wu produces a strong clump-forming plant that is a fast grower with an outstanding upright growth habit. It boasts dark green leaves that are simply massive! You simply have to see for yourself to believe their size!

Because of its size and fast growth rate, Empress Wu demands a soil that is consistently moist but not soggy. In order for Empress Wu to reach its mature growth size, it needs consistent soil moisture and fed three times per season.

With leaves easily twice the size of dinner plates, we suggest lifting up the lowest level of foliage to water underneath. Otherwise, a simple overhead watering may be deflected by the greenery, leaving the roots just as dry as they were before.

It is a low care perennial that is ideal for a shady area. This hosta grows best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth.

Try planting in a particularly shade area of your garden. We promise it'll grow to be quite the spectacle sure to be noticed by guests and neighbors alike.

You could also plant at the base of a wise old oak tree whose shady canopy might not be conducive to full sun perennials.

Empress Wu is tall enough to be added in a back row planting or as a north-facing foundation plant. Finish your shade gardens today by ordering an Empress Wu Hosta from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Empress Wu Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Hosta 'Empress Wu'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Autumn
Fragrant No