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Hosta 'Katsuragawa Beni'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Katsuragawa Beni
Hybridized by Masaoka
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

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Growth Rate:

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Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:

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Degree to which the appearance is present:

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Leaf Texture (top):

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Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

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Color of Leaf Margin:

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Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:

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Flower Shape:

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Flower Fragrance:

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Does it set seed?:

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Bloom Color:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Memphis, Tennessee

Newport News, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Origin Japan


On May 24, 2007, largosmom from Newport News, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a very pretty green hosta with red petioles with color up into the leaf. My immature plants have about 6-8 vein pairs on a long graceful narrowly ovate leaf, which matches the description on the Hallson Gardens website. Some sites state that the red spotting on the petioles goes half way up the leaf, but on mine, so far it comes up into the base of the leaf and I have not found photos showing it further up.