A sport of H. 'Elegans', it was registered by its namesake,
of England in 1983. The large
size mound reaches about 2 feet in height and a spread of
around 40 inches. Near white flowers with a pale lavender mid-tepal
stripe blooms from late June into mid-July. Its other characteristics are those of
is one of several mediovariegated mutants of H. 'Sieboldiana' known to
exist and by some authors considered the same as H. 'Borwick Beauty', but
further study is needed. This taxon was formerly called H. 'Heslington'."
cultivar was actually named for and by George Smith who is an internationally
known flower arranger and floral artist from Yorkshire, England.
An article about H. 'Borwick
Beauty' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) states that "I
concluded that 'Color Glory' and 'Borwick Beauty' are identical. In fact, my
opinion is they are the same clone obtained from the same source. H. 'George
Smith' is very similar if not the same, with respect to the characteristics
I was able to observe in George Smith's own garden near York."