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 Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) lists the name of this cultivar as consisting of two
words i.e. Hosta 'Thumb
Nail'. He goes on to say, "At maturity it is very difficult to distinguish
'Tiny Tears' from
and others such as 'Abiqua Miniature', 'Suzuki Thumbnail', 'Thumb
Nail', and 'Tot Tot'."