hostas was mentioned in the
Hosta Heritage Lines website as a plant used in the
breeding program of
of Wisconsin. It is a seedling of H. 'Red
Eagle' × (H. 'Greased Pole' ×
H. 'Katsuragawa Beni').
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term
beni as red or rouge and the the term -gawa or -kawa as river.