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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.

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.

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Common Name
Florida Sunshine Illicium
Scientific Name
Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
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Average Size
4-5' H x 3' W
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11 reviews for Florida Sunshine Illicium

  1. Jessica Eastwood (verified owner)

    I’m so happy I ordered these from this company. I ordered 3 and one was severely damaged by the shipper leaving it upside down but the company has been great to work with in regards to the replacement. These really are great plants and a good company. I’ve ordered many plants online and these have been the best by far.

  2. Patricia Callegari (verified owner)

    Upon arrival, the plants were big and healthy with new growth. Very pleased with them. They add a much needed bright touch to my shady woodland garden. One issue was that the soil in all three was extremely loose and fell away from the roots when my gardener planted. Keeping my fingers crossed because I really love these plants. Hope they survive.

  3. Barbara (verified owner)

    I had put my name on a waiting list for this plant last year, and was very pleased and surprised that Plants by Mail did notify me when the plant was back in stock! I immediately order 2, and they arrived within a week. Both were in excellent condition and much larger than I'd hoped. I've planted both and they really brighten up the shady parts of my garden.

  4. James Joseph Tanner (verified owner)

    Beautiful voluptous plant and very health looking and packaged great.

  5. michael.varga211 (verified owner)

    What a bright spot in my woodland garden. Transplanted with ease. Did require quite a bit of water throughout the summer but we suffered a drought for several months. The plant let me know it was thirsty and recovered quickly. It sailed through the winter and the deer never touched it.

  6. A, Ford (verified owner)

    I was surprised that it was quite vibrant for a plant suited for shady locations, I plan to add to this collection.

  7. Trish (verified owner)

    The plants arrived timely and were in good shape. The brighten up my shady area. Great purchase and will likely be ordering other plants soon. Thanks!

  8. Samantha (verified owner)

    It arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Great root system and really brightens up the shady area I put it in.

  9. David Bangtson (verified owner)

    First time buyer. I was shocked with the quality of the plants and the well-packed extremely fast delivery. Could not have been better.

  10. Caitlin Swindle

    These are very vibrant and perfect for my shaded bland garden bed. They came in pristine condition like all of their plants do! Love it

  11. Karen (verified owner)

    Great plant! Makes my shaded garden pop! The plants were in excellent condition on arrival and are a good size. We already have new growth to all 3 plants. Great purchase!

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