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Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

Posted by growlove zone4 Ia. (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 14:23

I am contemplating purchasing Empress Wu. Is it worth the price?


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

Mine has grown wonderfully. It is three years old now and I am expecting good things from it this year.


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

It's ginormous! I really like mine.


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

echinaceamaniac - can you post a picture of yours? I finally found one late last summer - I hope it survived the late planting and the dry, cold winter we've had!


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

it has been discussed a in a couple hundred posts in the.. wait for it.. hosta forum ...

7 to 10 years for it to get to its famous size ... maybe 5 ...

see you there??? .. we are supreme enablers over there..

ken


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

I just visited the hosta forum.... I was less that impressed with the pictures of it there. I tend to like the big blue hostas, so I hope I won't be disappointed with this one. I planted it in 'the wet corner' bed to be a companion to ostrich fern, a big goatsbeard, kirengshoma, and several hydrangeas. White trilliums and white corydalis are the ground layer there. A green hosta seemed to be the best choice for that spot and this one was the biggest one I'd heard off. I hope it works out OK.


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

I know I am in the minority here but last year was it's third year in my garden and so far I've been seriously underwhelmed by it. I'm hoping it shows me some reason to keep it this summer. I'm starting to think it should have been called Emperors New Clothes.


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RE: Anyone familiar with Empress Wu hosta?

I may not have a photo of it. I will look though.


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