Hosta ‘Empress Wu’ is by reputation the largest hosta ever introduced into commerce. It will eventually mature to 4-5' tall and spread to 6-8' wide with huge, deeply-veined, cordate-based, impressive, upright cascading mound with leaves to 28" long by 25" wide. Leaves emerge glaucous blue-green in spring, but lose the waxy coating and blue tint as they mature by summer to matte or slightly shiny green. Pale lavender flowers on 80" scapes, bloom just above the foliage in early summer. Each flower is subtended by a large pale lavender bract. An outstanding focal point for your garden and definitely a talking point. Is happy in full sun but can be susceptible to slugs, but not very often.