Hosta 'Thumb Nail'

Paul Aden of New York registered this hybrid of H. venusta and an unnamed seedling in 1982. It forms a small size (7 inches high) mound of teardrop shaped leaves which are dull on top and shiny below. They have pale violet flowers from late June into July.

The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000) lists the name of this cultivar as consisting of two words i.e. Hosta 'Thumb Nail'.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "At maturity it is very difficult to distinguish 'Tiny Tears' from H. venusta and others such as 'Abiqua Miniature', 'Suzuki Thumbnail', 'Thumb Nail', and 'Tot Tot'."


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