Hosta 'Torchlight Variegated'

This cultivar is a sport of H. 'Torchlight' which 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 and streaked variegation. From mid-July into August, it forms lavender flowers on 3 foot tall scapes followed by viable seeds.


An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1998 Vol. 29 No. 1) discusses the fact that many variegated hosta cultivars are considered "unstable. " This means that all or individual divisions of the clump may revert to either a solid color or other form of variegation. You may end up suddenly have a single colored hosta or you will need to separate a solid colored division from the clump. Three nurseries were cited who include notations about "unstable " hostas. The following is a composite list of those cultivars mentioned:

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