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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Striptease'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Striptease
Hybridized by Thompson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

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:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rcn48 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 lmelling 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 smiln32 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 emilyrasmus 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 BingsBell On Sep 7, 2004, BingsBell from SC, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice addition in a grouping. Fast grower.

Positive Bull70 On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

Partial Shade ground cover, edging, border

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

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


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

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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