Dean Stark of Iowa originated this
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.
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
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.
Rose', H. 'Hot
H. 'T Dawg'.