A miniature size (3
inches high by 10 inches wide) hosta, this cultivar is a
seedling of H. 'Happiness' which was registered in 2004 by
Greg Johnson of Iowa. It has blue-green foliage and it bears
pale purple flowers from late June into July on scapes 7
to 11 inches high.
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
There is another,
non-registered plant called H. 'Lapdance' which, according to the rules probably should be
given a different name.