Thought I had some big ones but the rush to size in the hosta world has passed mine by long ago...she's a big girl, isn't she?
Please send pics when she gets big for sure, but don't expect the size in the pictures for a few years, maybe more. Some of the big guys and gals take a decade to max out, although five years is more the average. These aren't everyday perennials that first year sleep, second creep, third year leap; this is more of a commitment than that. But they are worth it in the long run (took my 'On Stage' five, six years to really look ok, and better every year still). My big plants'Sum and Substance that is nowhere near that size (S&S is a lower cultivar, never more than 2-2.5 ft tall) and a 'Regal Splendor' that makes 3' x 3'. I have seen 'Mammoth' and 'Blue Angel' and some of the other monsters, but the Empress is new to me...very exciting...