Hosta Express Wu
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’
Plantain lily ‘Empress Wu’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Empress Wu’ _ ‘Empress Wu’ is a large, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with very large, thick, broadly oval to heart-shaped, deeply veined, dark green leaves and tall scapes bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, lightly fragrant, lavender flowers in summer.
Lavender in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil
Remove dead foliage at the end of the growing season.
Hosta ‘Empress Wu’ (Plantain lily ‘Empress Wu’) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 2-5 years.
City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting
Prefers slightly acid or neutral, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Will tolerate full sun if the soil is kept consistently moist. Shallow, chalky soils can cause poor leaf colour. Mulch in spring.
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, East, West