Perfect choice for those with a penchant for giant hostas, Empress Wu will lend a sense of resplendence to your garden and earn awe and admiration. This variety of hosta grows up to a height of 4 to 5 feet and spreads over 6 to 8 feet. This giant hosta is claimed by many to be the largest and may very well be.
Empress Wu hosta features wavy, broadly ovate, and slightly corrugated leaves that are dark green in color. Each of the leaves could measure up to 28 inches in length and 25 inches in width. Pale lavender flowers bloom in midsummer on scapes that tower and sway over its majestic clump.
Empress Wu Giant hostas grow well in partial to full shade. Like many hostas, it attracts hummingbirds. Because of its large leaves, not much rainwater reaches its roots; which is why you must water them. Well-drained, evenly moist soil with a layer of mulch on top will help your Empress Wu hostas to flourish.
Do take a look at other giant hosta plants such as Hosta Grand Canyon.