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
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'.
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."