Name: H. 'Katsuragawa Beni'
Description: Red petioles that go up into the leaf veins. Shiny dark green leaves are quite elongated and have great substance on a small compact clump.
Size: Small although mine was getting much larger by the time I divided it last spring.
Origin: Discovered in the mountains of Japan by Mr. Toshiro Shimizu
Flowers: Deep lavender on 16" scapes in midsummer
Added to garden: spring 2006
Registry - not registered as of Nov. 2012
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Katsuragawa+Beni
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/katsuragawabeni.html
Notes: The red colour is most pronounced in the spring when temperatures are cool. Seems to be a bit prone to slug damage. And I'm not sure the dull green leaves really hold much appeal for me. I divided it in the spring to get rid of it, but in the end, kept one division which I grew in a pot all summer.
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