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Hosta
Hosta 'Striptease'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Striptease
Hybridized by Thompson
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Golden Yellow

Pure White

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1 1/2" - 2

2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Cordele, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Metamora, Illinois

Naperville, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Topeka, Kansas

Andover, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Billings, Montana

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Greene, New York

Southold, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

South Hill, Washington

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 28, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Proven to be extremely vigorous in our gardens. Planted in the front of our Hosta borders, receives more sun and has adapted well to these conditions. Mark Zilis describes the individual leaves as: "gives the appearance of a narrow gold leaf within a leaf".

Positive

On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Medium-sized mound 20" high by 50" wide of green-margined leaves with a narrow band of gold in the center; some streaks of white at the junction of the center and margin. Leaves are 8" long by 6" wide and have a thin underside bloom. The blade is ovate and slightly wavy with a smooth texture and average substance. 9-10 vein pairs. Pale lavendar flowers by mid July into early August; funnel shaped on 20" to 30" scapes. Registered in 1991 by Rick and Criss Thompson; sport of 'Gold Standard'.

Neutral

On Jan 8, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 2005!!!

Positive

On Oct 31, 2004, emilyrasmus from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Definitely one of my favorite hostas and doesn't mind some morning sun.

Positive

On Sep 7, 2004, BingsBell from SC, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice addition in a grouping. Fast grower.

Positive

On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

Partial Shade ground cover, edging, border

Neutral

On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are pale lavender on 20"-30" scapes.