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Hosta 'Katsuragawa Beni'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Discovered in the mountains of Japan, hosta “Katsuragawa Beni” is a pretty little plant that features narrow, pointed, shiny green leaves. The leaf stems are red, with the red creeping up into the base of the leaf and displaying a touch of red speckling on the leaf itself. A strong and fast grower. The flower scapes are red, topped off with green seed pods that show some red speckling. While not quite as red as “Red October” this plant’s red coloration is distributed farther into the leaf.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Deep Lavendar

Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Good Companions

Other hosta and shade loving plants

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

All hosta love rich, organic, moist soil

Characteristics & Attributes


An outstanding rarity from Japan, the red from the petioles speckles into the wavy, green leaves. It was found in the wild by Mr. Hiroshi Masaoka at Nomura village on Shikoku Island.

Bloom Time

August - September

Critter Resistance

Resistance to slugs


Part to full shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests