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
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:
Pollock stated, "...there are scores and scores, maybe
hundreds and hundreds, of other unstable hostas..."