Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'

Also known as:

  • Florida Sunshine Anise
  • Florida Sunshine Star Anise
  • Yellow Anise

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:5'-6'
W:3'-5'

Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade, shade

Water Needs:

even moisture, drought tolerant

Soil Needs:

acidic, well-drained

Features

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Foliage Color:

gold, chartreuse

Flower Season:

spring

Flower Color:

yellow

Wildlife:

deer resistant

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We brought three golden seedlings of the rare Florida endemic Illicium parviflorum back from a 2000 visit to Florida plantsman, Charles Webb. After several years of evaluation, we selected one plant for introduction as Illicium 'Florida Sunshine'. Our 7-year-old specimen has become a small shrub to 5' tall x 3' wide of anise-fragranced, chartreuse gold foliage during the spring and summer. As the weather cools in fall, the leaf color brightens to screaming yellow, then a near parchment color by midwinter. During the same time, the upper stems take on a brilliant red cast, contrasting vividly with the leaves. In sun, the winter foliage will scorch, so we recommend this be grown in light shade...a stunning beacon in the winter garden.

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Golden yellow form of the Florida sweet anis selected from a vast array of seedlings by plantsman Tony Avent. Native of the southeast United States but seems to thrive anywhere (excepts deserts) in USDA zone 7 or above. To 5-6' tall. Burgundy flowers are quite a contrast to the foliage. Plant in dappled or at least afternoon shade to maintain foliage color. Best in well-drained soil with summer water in dry places. Magnoliaceae / Illiciaceae

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WOW! Tony Avent named this selection of the Small Leaf Anise. It is is bold and bright in shade and spectacular in sun. I was afraid at first it would scorch in summer sun, but it has been flawless, even in drought conditions. Great for containers.

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