tetraploid sport of H. 'Christmas Tree' was induced by
treatment with the herbicide, Surflan. It is a non-registered
Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia. The leaves have a thicker substance
that the mother plant and wider white marginal variegation. As
the season progresses, the foliage changes to a darker green in
the center with creamy white margins. It bears pale lavender
flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...this might be a polyploid, making it akin to being the
'Patriot'version of 'Christmas Tree'. Like the similar sport,
'Christmas Pageant', it differs significantly from 'Christmas
Tree' and cannot be mistaken for it.