Hosta 'White Bikini'

This sport of H. 'Striptease' was registered by Bob Whitmore of Indiana in 2002. Its foliage is slightly corrugated and slightly wavy. The pale lavender flowers start to bloom in mid-July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...differs from 'Striptease' by its narrow, creamy white center..."

From The Hosta Journal, (2008 Vol. 39 No 1), "...white-centered sports, 'White Bikini' and 'Pole Cat', have been named but are not as widely available as 'Risky Business'. Both are very similar, if not identical, to it."

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'.


bullet H. 'Gamma Ray'
bullet H. 'Lapdance'
bullet H. 'Pin-up'
bullet H. 'Pole Cat'
bullet H. 'Risky Business'
bullet H. 'Stripped Naked'
bullet H. 'Tight Squeeze'
bullet H. 'White Bikini'
bullet H. 'White Line Fever'

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