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Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'

Florida Sunshine Anise

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Item #: 6945

Zones: 6a to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 84" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Regular price $22.00
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Illicium 'Florida Sunshine' is a 2007 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction, whose life started when we brought back three golden seedlings of the rare Florida endemic Illicium parviflorum from our 2000 visit to Florida plantsman Charles Webb. After several years of evaluation, we selected one plant for introduction as Illicium 'Florida Sunshine'. Our original specimen has become a medium-sized shrub to 7' tall x 8' 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 becomes 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.