Illicium floridanum (Red Anise) 6-10ft; strong pleasing smell from leaves; evergreen; appreciates partial shade; attractive red star-shaped flowers bloom all summer. Zone 6-9
The Florida Anise (Illicium Floridanum) plants arrived well-packed and healthy. I let them acclimatize on my back porch, planted them the next day, and they are holding up well, showing healthy growth after a couple of weeks. These do better in partial shade. I had left one out in the full Florida sun for 5 hours before planting, and it looked a little wilted. But after I planted it in the partial shade, it has always looked healthy and growing.
Excellent stock arrived promptly and are growing nicely
What a wonderful shrub for semi-shade and for four-season interest. It may be slow growing but once it attains some stature, it makes a lovely addition to the garden. There are many cultivars along with the straight species and for Z6, I recommend floridanum over parviflorum for hardiness. Deer never bother this which is a huge plus!!
Healthy looking plant. Looking forward to see how it will grow.
I continue to purchase from this nursery because I know I will get healthy, quality plants. The two Florida Anise plants that I recently purchased came in great condition with very impressive root development. I have only positive comments for this company as everything I have purchased from them has been excellent. Thanks Mail Order Natives!
Healthy, good-sized plant. Very pleased.
All items ordered were received in good condition and are in the ground awaiting spring. They all received a nice comfy home for the winter. Will let you know next year how they are.