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Southern Star Florida Anise

For sunlight to deep shade
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Southern Star Florida Anise

For sunlight to deep shade

Availability: Out Of Season



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Out Of Season
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  • Two flushes of blooms butterflies love
  • A southern plant with great wet-soil tolerance
  • Evergreen variegated leaves, touched with pink
  • Zone 7-9
  • Height 5 - 10 feet
  • Flowering Date Heaviest bloom in spring with rebloom late in summer.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship As 5" POT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Description

    This is an underrated beauty—find the right spot to put it, and you'll have no trouble getting it to grow. It develops slowly, with no need for pruning, and produces two flushes of quirky little star-shaped blooms, which butterflies adore. This star anise can thrive in sunlight or even deep shade. It is ideal for filling big, shaded spots in a woodland garden. Plus, it's evergreen, with long, beautifully variegated leaves, so it'll look lush and lively year-round. Star anise is a true southern plant. It absolutely needs that hot weather and only grows in zones 8-10. However, a slight chill during winter does a beautiful thing to the leaves of this cultivar—the creamy variegation turns slightly pink and rose. Perfect for marshy gardens—as it's native to Florida swamplands, it needs consistently moist soil. Deer tend to avoid strongly herbal-scented leaves, and as this foliage smells like anise when crushed or brushed, they very rarely bother it. Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star'

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star'
    • Form: Shrub
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
    • Height/Habit: 5 - 10 feet
    • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
    • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
    • Flowering Date: Heaviest bloom in spring with rebloom late in summer.
    • Shipped: 5" POT
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: Red
    • Flower Form: Star shaped flowers
    • Foliage Type: Evergreen, Mottled ivory and green.
    • Pruning: Prune once a year to maintain shrub form.
    • Soil Requirement: Prefers average to wet soils.
    • Watering Requirement: Water regularly, particularly during long hot/dry spells.
    • Additional Information: In winter white edging takes on a rose/pink color
    • 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:

    2020 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
    1A-4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
    5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
    5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
    6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
    6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
    7A & 7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
    8A & 8B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
    9A-10B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
    Last Order Date Zones 1A-7B: 6/1/20
    Zones 8A-10B: 5/11/20

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