Hosta 'Wu-La-La'
Hosta 'Wu-La-La'
Hosta 'Wu-La-La'

Hosta 'Wu-La-La'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Wu-La-La'

1 bare root — £2.63

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Description

We’re not at all surprised that this leafy beauty has caught your eye—Hosta 'Wu-La-La' is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! A sport of the hugely popular Hosta 'Empress Wu', this spectacular new superstar shows you can improve on perfection by adding a zingy margin which lifts colour and texture to new heights. Each sultry blue-tinged leaf is edged with a lime-green flame, providing harmonious two-tone delight. And as if that wasn’t enough, once established, Hosta 'Wu-La-La's shapely mounds of foliage are adorned with a crown of bee-friendly lilac-coloured flowers from early summer through to July—what a stunner! 

The shapely leaves of this glamazon are thicker and more substantial than many other varieties, and this means it has better resistance to slug and snail damage. Hosta 'Wu-La-La' does best in full or partial shade and favours moist but fertile and well-drained soil. The pretty plantain lily 'Wu-La-La' is also a big hit in urban gardens, being more tolerant of polluted air than some varieties. Establishing at a steady pace, this hardy perennial will grow back bigger every year and may take 3-5 years to reach its full maturity and impressive size—it will be well worth the wait!

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Wu-La-La'

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, green, lime

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Hosta 'Wu-La-La' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Plantain lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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