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Southern Star Florida Anise Shrub Overview
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Southern Star Florida Anise

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Great southern native for the shade!

‘Southern Star’ Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum ‘Southern Star’) has leaves that smell great! Crush them or brush by them and they smell like licorice!

Sweetly-scented leaves and flowers with a toitally different aroma. Talk about a conversation piece for your garden!

These Southern natives (from Florida to Georgia and Louisiana) love wet, shady places. They are evergreen in warm zones and live where other plants will struggle.

What sets ‘Southern Star’ apart is the color of its leaves. They are variegated spring-green with a creamy edge that blushes a rich pink in the winter. They definitely brighten those darker nooks in the garden. The flowers are a purple-maroon and stand out on the shrub when they are blooming in late spring. They are slow growers, so no pruning is necessary.

Use ‘Southern Star’ in rain gardens or to naturalize under big trees. They are great foundation plants, too.

These are true conversation starters and your garden guests will want to know all about them. Order yours today!

* Easy care
* Unique reddish flowers
* Perfect for shady borders or beds
* Great in rain gardens
* Good for smaller gardens, balconies and patios
* Scented variegated foliage


Southern Star Florida Anise Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star'
Foliage Broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Soil Type Moist soils
Moisture Water to establish, then very drought tolerant
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Maroon, red
Foliage Color Cream, green
Fruiting Time Fall (star shaped seed capsule)