A fast growing sport of H. 'Striptease',
this cultivar was registered by
Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2004 and received a U.S. patent in 2004. Leaves have
a greenish gray center on this medium size (16 inches high by 30
inches wide) plant. It bears
lavender flowers from late July into August. The leaf color pattern
is highly variable from plant to plant.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar". .has become very popular for its
interesting changes in foliage color throughout the growing
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...is most outstanding in early summer when the
white halo is most clearly visible. Excellent in containers. Vigorous. Fast
growing. The complex variegation may disappear unless the plant is frequently
divided...Probably the most interesting of the many similar sports from H. 'Striptease'."
Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "...has
multiple personalities that develop throughout the growing
season. In the spring, it features pale creamy yellow leaf
margins, lightly dusted with green, surrounding a green center.
The colors gradually begin to shift as the margin lightens to
creamy white and the dark green center fades to creamy yellow.
The characteristic white flash is always present between the
leaf edge and center, but later in the season it becomes flanked
by dark green...doesn't seem to grow as fast as 'Striptease' and
will probably be slightly smaller at maturity."