Hosta 'Empress Wu' in the Hostas Database

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Trade name information:
Series: Shadowland®
Cultivar name: 'Empress Wu'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 42 inches
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 20774 Can. Can.: 4240
Child plants: one child plant

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June 20, 2015

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Posted by Moonhowl (Prairieville, LA - Zone 9a) on Mar 29, 2015 5:25 PM

Hosta 'Empress Wu' is considered to be the largest-leaf hosta and was introduced by Brian and Virginia Skaggs. It was a selected seedling of Hosta 'Big John' (Clarence Owens, 1986)

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HELP! Empress Wu not looking very regal by RickM Jun 14, 2015 8:24 PM 1
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