Hosta 'Golden Waffles'

Originated by Florence Shaw 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 at disk."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana 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."


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