of Massachusetts, this hybrid of two unnamed seedlings was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1976. It forms a
large size (23 inches high) mound of heavily corrugated, slightly
wavy, bright gold
foliage. The flowers are pale lavender and appear from late June into July
followed by viable seeds. This cultivar has a slow growth rate. It is NOT
susceptible to spring desiccation burn like some similar
cultivars of hostas.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) comments that, "In the areas of intense corrugation,
bright gold color, and good substance, 'Golden Waffles' ranks
highly. The gold color especially stands out on cloudy days or
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "One of the earliest registered yellow-leaved
hybrids. Much used as a parent because of its heavy substance and deeply
seersuckered leaf. A classic."