Hosta 'Stripped Naked'

John Van Ostrand of Illinois registered this sport of H. 'Striptease' in 2004. It has green foliage with white medial (center) variegation. The medium size mound grows to 13 inches in height with a spread of 39 inches. Lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

From The Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "Another similar sport, never introduced to the trade is 'Stripped Naked'. A dark green margin circles a white center that is occasionally dusted with green. Instead of the characteristic white line,...has highly irregular, light green flashes where the center and margin colors overlap. Overall, the distinguishing features...have proven unstable. "



An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Pin-up', H. 'Pole Cat', H. 'Risky Business', H. 'Stripped Naked', H. 'White Bikini' and H. 'White Line Fever'.


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