'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 totally 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 purplish-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!
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star'|
|Mature Height||5 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Water to establish|
|Flower Color||Maroon, red|
|Foliage Color||Cream, green|
|Fruiting Time||Fall (star shaped seed capsule)|