Plantain lily ‘Empress Wu’

a massive, semi upright mound of corrugated green foliage and very pale lavender flowers

HOSTA ‘Empress Wu’
  • deciduous herbaceous perennial
  • large, upright, clump-forming
  • very large, corrugated, deeply veined foliage
  • oval to heart-shaped leaves medium green leaves
  • funnel-shaped, lightly fragrant, lavender flowers
  • summer flowering.

H 1.2m
S 2m

part shade

moist well-drained

This plant was given to me by a London gardener as I was admiring the hostas he had growing there. He thought it was ‘Big Daddy’ but evidently it is not as not blue foliage – most likely ‘Empress Wu’.