This Florida anise has chartreuse golden, fragrant foliage for the warm season landscape. Leaves become hot yellow in the fall. Prefers light shade. Glows in the winter garden. Matures at 6-8 ft. high.
Florida Sunshine Illicium Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 6-9
Prefers Shade to Part Shade. Florida Sunshine has dense, new rich chartreuse-golden foliage to matures to yellow-green.
Water 2-3 times a week for the first growing season. Afterwards, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.
Plant the Florida Sunshine Illicium in moist well-draining garden soil for best results.
Fertilize yearly in spring with a balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.
Florida Sunshine Illicium Spacing Recommendations
Plant your Florida Sunshine Illicium 2-3 feet apart for a seamless planting, Otherwise, space them 5+ feet apart for gaps between plants.