This medium size (13
inches high by 18 inches wide) cultivar is a
seedling of H. 'Almost' × H. 'Katsuragawa Beni' was originated by
Jeff Moore of Wisconsin and registered by
Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by
Hostas of Wisconsin) in 2015. The medium green foliage is slightly rippled and
slightly shiny on top. Pale purple, tubular flowers
bloom from mid-August into September. It sets seeds but
their viability was not known at the time of
registration. According to the registration materials,
'Red Corvette' is a hosta "...with maroon-speckled
stems, leaves have a pronounced tips."
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.