Florence Shaw and
registered this cultivar of unknown parentage in 1986. A large
plant, it grows to about 2 feet in height and 50 inches wide
with cupped, slightly wavy foliage. Its near white flowers bloom
in late June.
H. 'Blue Beauty' a.k.a. H. 'Birchwood Blue Beauty'
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "I'm not sure why this name change
occurred. 'Birchwood Blue Beauty' was listed in
Eunice V. Fisher's
1979 book (on p. 35) not 'Blue Beauty'...even The American Hosta Society seemed confused. They listed "H. (Birchwood) 'Blue
Beauty', crediting "Summers-Shaw"...Some nurseries now offer the
plant as 'Birchwood Blue Beauty'."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Birchwood Blue'.
Seedlings include H. 'Something Blue'.