This cultivar was registered by
Savory in 1977. It is a small sized (6 inches high) seedling of
Hosta venusta and
is a rapid grower. The tear shaped leaves grow to about 3 inches
in length and medium purple flowers are borne in late June to
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "At maturity it is very difficult to distinguish
'Tiny Tears' from Hosta venusta
and others such as 'Abiqua Miniature', 'Suzuki Thumbnail', 'Thumb
Nail', and 'Tot Tot'."
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "This has become one of the
premier dwarf host cultivars. Though 'Tiny Tears' barely differs
from the commonly grown form of Hosta venusta, its name
has boosted its popularity. It can be successfully used as a low
edger, but makes an even better trough plant."