Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &
Illicium parviflorum &

Florida Sunshine Anise

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'

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Florida Sunshine Anise is a striking evergreen shrub with an upright habit and fragrant foliage.  The glossy, oblong foliage emerges chartreuse in shade or golden yellow in full sun and brightens to hot yellow in fall, while the upper stems gain bright red hues.  In spring yellow flowers are followed by delightful licorice-scented fruit. The small fruits are non-edible and not a substitute for the culinary spice obtained from Illicium verum - DO NOT INGEST.  Best color in part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established.

To learn more about the Florida Sunshine Anise read this blog post.




Central Florida


4' - 6'


3' - 4'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9


Part ShadeFull Shade

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Water regularly.  Shelter from the harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture.  Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensPrivacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cast Iron Plant, Fatsia, Holly Leaf Fern

All plants are shipped through UPS ground services.  

Estimated Shipping Time: Your order may ship immediately, however most orders ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on weekends) from date of purchase. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

If you ordered more than one plant, you will receive multiple shipments. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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