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HostaKatsuragawa Beni

Statusspecies

Originator(s)Hiroshi Masaoka

OriginNomura,Ehime pr.,Shikoku,Japan

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Size categorysmall

Plant height x width30x50 cm (12x20 in.)

Leaf length x width 

Vein pairs6-9

Leaf colorgreen

Variegation 

Leaf 

Petiolered

Scapebrown-red

Scape height40 cm (16 in.)

Flowerdeep lavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust - September

Fertileyes/breeder

Poddark green

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info=kikutii var. polyneuron 'Katsuragawa Beni'.
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.
It was tentatively named 'Katsuragawa Beni' (Beni = red in Japanese) by Mr. Toshiro Shimizu [Toyozo].
According to it's DNA it is close to the kikutii complex.

Sports

Progeny'A Dog of Flanders' seedling
'Holar Red Wine' = 'Harry van de Laar' x PP
'Maryland Longhorns' seedling
'Miss Ruby' hybrid
'Nello and Patrasche' seedling
'Red Alert' hybrid
'Red Corvette' = 'Almost' x PP
'Red Rover' = PP x 'Uncle Albert'
'Valley's Tonkatsu' = 'Goldbrook Grebe' x PP