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."

From The 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'.


 
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