Barry Sligh of Taunton Gardens in New Zealand registered this sport of
H. 'Striptease' in 2000 as part of his
Series of hostas. The large size mound is about 18 inches high and
45 inches wide with pale lavender flowers that bloom in mid-July.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, a rapid increaser. Lovely in a container
against gray stonework...Differs from similar introductions by the dark
Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "...has
a waxy coating over the entire leaf, turning the center cloudy
chartreuse and the margin frosty blue. It has enjoyed increasing
popularity in recent years for obvious reasons."