Hosta 'Striptease'

Common Name: Hosta

  • 2005 American Hosta Growers Group Hosta of the Year!

  • Pointy, ovate leaves have sharply contrasting dark green, 2" wide margins and narrow, gold centers; looks like a gold leaf within another leaf

  • Received its name from the white strip appearing between the dark green margin and gold center

  • Pale violet flowers appear on 30" scapes in mid to late summer

  • A sport of H. 'Gold Standard', though it bears little resemblance

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.