Registered by Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts in 1990, this plant is a cross between an unnamed seedling x H. 'Halcyon'.
This cultivar forms a medium size (14 inches high by 34 inches
wide) mound of
slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage with average substance.
It forms a vase shaped clump and the leaves have reddish
petioles (see below). From mid-July into August, it forms
lavender flowers on 3 foot tall scapes followed by viable seeds.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "A factor often overlooked in hostas is the
durability of the foliage over the course of the season.
'Torchlight' begins and ends the season looking great."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Use as a specimen with contrasting foliage, such
as ferns or grasses. Equally good in a container. A superb
hosta...Burgundy-red petioles from the crown into the base of
the leaf. Densely red dotted scapes from the crown into the base
of flower bud."