This Tardiana-type seedling was
registered by the
British Hosta and
Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) on
behalf of English hybridizer,
Eric Smith. It forms a medium size (18 inches high) mound of deep
blue-green foliage. Pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into August on purple dotted scapes.
An article titled H. 'Lapdance' versus H. 'Lap Dance' by Joshua Spece in
Hosta Journal (2008 Vol. 39 No.2) pointed out that Greg
Johnson registered a hosta called H. 'Lap Dance' in 2004. It is a miniature
seedling of H. 'Happiness' with narrow leaves that grow vertically. The color is
blue-green with a lighter blue-green center. A sport of H. 'Striptease' from
Steve Karbula has been given the name H. 'Lapdance'. The registered version is
the officially accepted name and H. 'Lapdance' would probably have to be renamed
Similar cultivars include H. 'Aunt Bea'.