A hybrid of H. 'Blue Cadet' and
venusta, this plant was
Paul Aden in 1978.
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'."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Cody'.
Seedlings of this cultivar include H. 'Starry