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Illicium floridanum Miss Scarlett® (Florida Anise)

Florida Anise Miss Scarlett®, Purple Anise Miss Scarlett®, Florida Aniseed Tree Miss Scarlett®, Illicium floridanum 'JCJC' PP24640


Illicium floridanum Miss Scarlett® (Florida Anise) is a compact evergreen shrub of upright habit, with elliptic, dark green leaves. In spring, brilliant star-shaped crimson flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), packed with up to 20-30 strap-shaped petals, are on display for 4-6 weeks. A great evergreen shrub for difficult wet and shady areas where it can be used as screening, in masses or against a sheltered wall.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist soils. Tolerates erosion and wet planting sites.
  • May need pruning when young after flowering.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
  • Both the foliage and fruit are poisonous to livestock.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Illicium - Anise Trees
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Illicium - Anise Trees
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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