Hosta 'White Line Fever'


This sport of H. 'Striptease' was registered by Rick Goodenough in 2013. It grows into a large size plant about 18 inches high with a spread of around 34 inches. The fast growing plant has dark green leaves with white medial (center) variegation. Its leaves are slightly rippled, dull on top and are moderately twisted at the tip. Medium lavender flowers bloom in July and it does not set seed. The leaf center gets whiter as the season progresses.


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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