This cultivar is a hybrid of
No. 381' (='Gold Cadet') x H. 'Golden
Waffles' which was
registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1976. It is a medium to large size plant
with foliage that is very broadly ovate with thick substance.
The near white flowers bloom from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...the plant sold as 'Golden Prayers' since the early
1980s is actually 'Little Aurora'. A few seedlings and most, if
not all, of the sports attributed to 'Golden Prayers' are
actually sports of 'Little Aurora'. These include 'Delia', 'Goldbrook
Grace', 'Lakeside Leprechaun', and 'Tucker Irish Heart'. The
true form of 'Golden Prayers' becomes a much larger plant than
'Little Aurora'...Perhaps the only way to be sure that you have
the true form of 'Golden Prayers' is to purchase
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in shade all day to prevent scorching of the
leaf edge. Slow to moderate growth rate."
An article in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that H.
'Golden Prayers' and H. 'Little Aurora'
are the same plant.