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The custom of choosing beauty queens to symbolize a country's ideals and virtues dates to ancient times. Fast forward to 1999 and we find comeliness of another kind sporting from H. 'Dorothy'. This rare hosta treasure has been under wraps for over a decade and makes its debut in honor of Brian and Virginia Skaggs. H. 'Beauty Queen' offers supreme qualities of fine form, unique coloration, and unusual leaf characteristics. Held aloft on streaked petioles, blue-green curlie-q leaf edges enfold creamy white centers. A heavenly blue frost caresses the prominent veins giving the whole clump an ethereal quality. The abundant ruffles allow glaucous leaf backs to wink flirtatiously at admirers. In late summer, blossoms rise above the now viridescent foliage.
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