Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

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Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 08, 2011 7:06 am

'Tears of Joy' is my second smallest hosta, though I've only had it a year; so that could change. Acquired last year, it was so slow to emerge this year that I thought I'd lost it. But I dug up the roots and all seemed fine; so I replanted it and waited impatiently. It has been described as a miniature 'Praying Hands' with its small upright leaves. See the white plastic knife at the left of the pic for scale.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Name: H. 'Tears of Joy'

Description: Medium-green lance-shaped leaves are folded. Said to be a vigorous grower.
Size: Mini (4"h x 13"w)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Tiny Tears'
Flowers: Tiny purple flowers top the clump in midsummer
Source: Rideau Woodland Ramble
Added to garden: June 2010
Notes: At time of purchase, this was the smallest hosta I've ever had. Two years later, I find it a bit slow in growth. It's also slow to emerge in the spring.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6496&Variety=Tears%20of%20Joy
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Tears+of+Joy
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/t/tearsofjoy.html

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Re: Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 08, 2014 6:46 pm

2014 - This one is still in a pot and it's doing well. I managed to get one small division for my Hort. Society spring auction. My did not bloom in 2014, but I've seen posts of its very strange bloom. I thought mine was just having a bad day last year when it bloomed. Picture July 16, 2014.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 04, 2015 6:16 am

Two pictures from 2015. The first, from June 21 shows the peculiar bloom on this plant. It appears to have no petals on most of the flowers.
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Later in the season - Aug. 2.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Tears of Joy' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 17, 2017 11:49 am

2016 update - still in a pot and still a peculiar little hosta.

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