Florida Sunshine Anise

Illicium parviflorum Florida Sunshine full size

To celebrate a bright sunshiny day in NC, here’s a new photo of our named introduction, a gold-foliage form of the southeast US native anise, Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’.  This is the original plant, which is now nearly 8′ tall x 8′ wide.

9 thoughts on “Florida Sunshine Anise

  1. I love love love my Florida Sunshine! I planted it in my yellow winter garden. It grows fast! The brightness really pulls together the rest of the planting: mahonia with its yellow winter blooms, yellow striped fern/coniogramme, berry exciting corydalis (which is screaming yellow right now though flattened by the cold) everillo carex, and aucuba. Oh, I have an edgeworthia planted in the mix, too. I can see that area from the table where I work, stuck inside bcs of the cold, and it makes me smile.

  2. Would love to get this to brighten my winter garden. I have illicium, ‘ Haley’s Comet’ and love it. It is one of the few shrubs that the deer don’t eat!

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