This is an exceptionally compact hybrid illicium. it's so bright and unusual, it really makes people stop for a closer look. The scarlet red flowers are produced abundantly over rich evergreen foliage. You'll enjoy a nice, lighter rebloom in summer. The plant is highly adaptable to different planting sites. It does well in a wide range of soils—once established it's drought tolerant, and alternatively it does well in wet sites. It's even great in a rain garden. Although Scorpio is best for part shade, it'll tolerate deeper shade too. It draws butterflies and other beneficial pollinators into your woodland garden, while the deer there aren't likely to be interested in this plant. Illicium x 'NCIH2'
Illicium x 'NCIH1'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:4 - 5 feet
Spacing:4 - 5 feet
Flowering Date:Heaviest bloom in spring with rebloom late in summer.
Flower Form:Star shaped flowers
Pruning:Prune once a year to maintain shrub form.
Watering Requirement:Drought tolerant once established, they can also grow in damp spots and would be ideal in rain gardens.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019