Hosta
Hosta 'Torchlight'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Torchlight
Hybridized by Lachman
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Medium Lavender

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Henderson, Kentucky

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 9, 2005, Cesca_B from Henderson, KY wrote:

This little plant was added early this year and so far is thriving in my 'hosta section' of my yard. It has gorgeous petioles that appear to be dusted with a permanent burgandy dye. It draws almost as much interest as Thunderbolt.