Hosta 'T-Dawg'

Dean Stark of Iowa originated this non-registered tissue culture sport of H. 'Striptease'. It has green leaves with a wider creamy white medial (center) variegation than the mother plant. This cultivar forms a large size (20 inches high) mound of slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage of average substance. It bears pale lavender flowers from mid-July into August.


From The Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No. 1 Pg 34), "...not often seen in gardens, is another green-margined, medio-variegated sport. What makes 'T-Dawg' stand out is the creamy golden-orange leaf center, which differs from the chartreuse-yellow of 'Striptease'. It is identical to 'Striptease' in all other aspects."


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. 'Gypsy Rose', H. 'Hot Kiss' and H. 'T Dawg'.


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