A hybrid of H. 'Blue Cadet' × H. venusta, this plant was
registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1978.
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "At maturity it is very difficult to distinguish
'Tiny Tears' from
and others such as 'Abiqua Miniature', 'Suzuki Thumbnail', 'Thumb
Nail', and 'Tot Tot'."