Empress Wu Hosta is not growing

Gail Zanetti
by Gail Zanetti
I have had an Empress Wu Hosta for 4 years and it is not growing. Does anyone have any tips for me?
  3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 23, 2014
    You don't say anything about its growing conditions, but insufficient water is my first thought. "Empress Wu" has to have moist soil to reach its full size potential.
  • Gail Zanetti Gail Zanetti on Jun 23, 2014
    Thanks for the input. It does have most soil which is composted as well.
  • Has it ever grown or stayed the same size? Without seeing a picture or knowing any more info I would assume that you could have a cultivar and not the actual patented Empress Wu. I have had this happen before. Or ...these hostas from what I have read (because this is on my wish list) are heavy feeders requiring fertilizer at least 3 times in a season! So I would try fertilizing and see what happens.