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Hosta of the Day - Striptease

Posted by evermore z 4b/5a NB (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 20:51

Striptease is one of those essentials for any hosta collector. One-time hosta of the year, she grows quickly in a nice, full mound. And she teases with those leaf variations.
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Steve


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Very nice...


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I hated mine last year. She was in full shade and had barely any centre coloring, just the white streak, looked like bird poop. This year I put her in part shade with some morning sun and she's got a lot more centre stripe. I like her a lot better!

Thanks to ken_a for telling me what she was (super newbie):

Striptease


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  • Posted by mbug nj 6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 23:01

Striptease from earlier in season...no close up yet
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I love Striptease too. I had it in an area with early risers and I got tired of looking at pips forever so I moved it to a sunny spot and planted it higher. Probably get freezer burn next year. We 'll see. WW


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Pic from today - still unfurling.

Paul


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  • Posted by stoc none (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 2:18

I have one coming in an order tomorrow.


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I purchased my Striptease in 2012. It has grown very well---2012 (4 eyes) and 2013 (13 eyes)---so no complaints about that! Only I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something missing about mine. I think maybe it is because it looks a bit sparse. I have this picture #1 to show this. Picture #2 looks better, but it is taken on an angle so the bare areas are not seen. Also I didn't have too many white lines at the beginning of the season (or so I thought). Do the lines appear right away or do they develop as the season progresses?

This post was edited by newhostalady on Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 9:57


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Here is picture #2 which looks better than picture #1.


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Specimen in the front yard.

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Starting to get scapes.

Jon


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NHL, so that I got this straight it has grown really well and looks marvelous and......what is the problem......lol.

Paul


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Don't have a Striptease. My only venture into this family of hosta is Gypsy Rose. But I am now coveting Babka's Snake Eyes, which has a much wider white line same place as the others. I have my eye open for it to appear at auction if nothing else.

It seems every one of them has the distinctive indicator of the white lines. Easy to spot one in the garden.


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heres mine with an aluminum yardstick laying on it..

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"NHL, so that I got this straight it has grown really well and looks marvelous and......what is the problem......lol." Paul

Ok, Paul, I got the message! Maybe I'm a bit too picky? I accept the compliment! lol


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Purchased late 2012, mine is growing fast and looking good. I haveit next to U. Albomarginata which brings out the white lines.


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I have four of them,and I'm not going to show a pic,as everyone here has seen my Stripteases ad nauseum,but they have always been a good grower for me. Phil


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Evermore,
That is a perfect Striptease.

What is the difference between Striptease and Kiwi Full Monty? Is it just the green vs. blue coloration?


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My Striptease and Kiwi are so close in color although Kiwi is more blue then green. Both are great growers for me. Striptease in AM sun and Kiwi in midday sun
My Strip'r is in the second season


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Kiwi Full Monty is blue early in the season,but then turns greener,and you can't tell them apart later in the year. I have mine side-by-side,and late in the year,they look identical. Phil


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  • Posted by Eleven Michigan 6A (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 14:31

Here's a pic I took at Cedar Hedge Garden last summer that shows a huge Striptease next to a tiny Kiwi Full Monty. I don't know the age of the plants.


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We have some wonderful neighbors who have a beautiful mature hosta under their magnolia. When they saw some of my new purchases and we started talking about their cultivar names, they asked if theirs also had a name. They are a very devout baptist family, so I winced a little when I told them them their beloved plant was called "Striptease." They looked a bit mortified, then he said, "Ehh...I think we'll just call her Jezebel." :)


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This is mine next to PUDC
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  • Posted by LRB3 7b GA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 16:15

And mine...


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I need to get mine in more sun, too.

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  • Posted by sgyn Cambridge 5 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 20:27

What is the difference between Striptease and Hanky Panky?
I've read that HP is a sport of S. But can anyone offer more
insight perhaps the blooms are different? I have either S. or
HP. In looking at the photos it seems S. has broader leaves
and HP narrower.


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I regret the more sun now...mine's getting pretty burnt! I will have to find a happy medium.


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sgyn, Hanky Panky changes color thru the summer - border darkens and center lightens. Also Striptease can get huge.

Paul


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Very nice...I gotta git me one 'a them 'Stripteasers' : )

Don B.


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Robot, give your Striptease a season to adjust to more sun. You should see my Paradigm that I moved into the sun, it's parched! I'm not worried though, I've been through this before.

Gesila


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Even though I moved it before it leafed out? I'm happy to leave it and see what happens. Lazy is what I mean.


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