tissue culture sport of
'Striptease' was registered by
Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia in 2003. Forming a
medium size hosta about
16 inches high by 30 inches wide, this cultivar has ovate to
elliptic ovate leaves with good substance. Its lavender flowers
bloom in late July.
Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "The
differences between 'Gypsy Rose' and its parent 'Striptease' are, at best,
minor. It would be incredibly easy for even the sharpest eye to mistake one for
the other...these two hostas would have to be grown side by side for someone to
recognize the subtle differences."
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.
'Gypsy Rose', H. 'Hot