Hosta 'Risky Business'

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.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina - Hans Hansen collaboration differs from 'Striptease' in having a pure white, rather than gold center."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Pole Cat', H. 'Stripped Naked' and H. 'White Bikini'.

From The Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "The first sport of 'Striptease' to be commercially available was the white-centered 'Risky Business' 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."

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