Registered by Hans Hansen in
Inc. of Michigan as part of its SHADOWLAND® Collection, this
giant size (29 inches high by 68 inches wide) sport
of H. 'Empress
Wu'. It has blue-green, broadly ovate foliage with
chartreuse marginal variegation. The leaves are slightly
corrugated and dull on top. Pale lavender flowers with
pale lavender interior stripes and translucent margins
bloom in July on scapes 24 to 47 inches tall followed by
viable seeds in green pods.
materials state: "...Blue-green leaves with
striking yellow margins have good substance and the
clump size is the same as ‘Empress Wu’...chartreuse
margins become brighter through the season."
source stated that, "Like 'Empress Wu', this hosta will
take about 5 years to reach full maturity and size."
Also, this hosta has been patented under number PP
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
Empress', H. 'Wu Hoo', H.
'Wu La La' and