Hosta 'Blue Beauty'

Florence Shaw and Alex Summers 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'

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (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'.

These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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