This sport of H. 'Striptease' was
Bob Whitmore of Indiana in 2002. Its foliage is slightly
corrugated and slightly wavy. The pale lavender flowers start to
bloom in mid-July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...differs from 'Striptease' by
its narrow, creamy white center..."
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
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.
'Pin-up', H. 'Pole
Cat', H. 'Risky
Business', H. 'Stripped
Naked', H. 'White Bikini' and