PasswordField hides input prompt

My PasswordField not only hides the text typed into it, but also the input prompt, which I want to say “Password.” Any workarounds?

So I see this has been a bug now for 4 years:
http://dev.vaadin.com/ticket/2856

Is there any chance of this being fixed? Obviously you guys are aware of the issue; the Vaadin sampler cleverly doesn’t show an input prompt for the PasswordField demo, while it does for all the other text-entry demos.