A sport of H. 'Striptease', this
cultivar was registered by
Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2002. It forms a
large size mound
19 inches high by 4 feet wide with foliage that is ovate in
shape, slightly corrugated and slightly wavy. Pale lavender
flowers from mid-July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This
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- Hans Hansen
collaboration differs from 'Striptease' in having a pure white,
rather than gold center."
Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "The
first sport of 'Striptease' to be commercially available was the white-centered
'Risky Business'...is identical to its parent both in size and in its vigorous
growth rate. The wide green leaf margin is also the same, but it surrounds a
snow-white center...displays the vibrant white immediately upon emerging in the
spring and holds the color until frost."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Pole Cat', H. 'Stripped
Naked' and H. 'White Bikini'.