Florida Sunshine Illicium

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About Florida Sunshine Illicium

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.

Common Name
Florida Sunshine Illicium
Scientific Name
Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
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