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Florida Sunshine Anise
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Florida Sunshine Anise

Illiciaceae Illicium Parviflorum Florida Sunshine

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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Full / Mostly Shade, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsFall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorYellow, Chartreuse, Light Green
Average Height4' to 5'
Average Width4' to 6'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesFragrant Foliage
Additional Information About Florida Sunshine Anise

Illicium Parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' is a moderate growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 4 feet to 5 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 6 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. The foliage is yellow, chartreuse and light green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought and heat. If you like fragrance, Illicium Parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' has fragrant foliage.

Florida Sunshine Yellow Anise can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, in shrub borders, as an accent, under a shade tree, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, in small groupings or as a hedge and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.

More about Florida Sunshine Anise...

Noteworthy Characteristics

Florida Sunshine Anise is guaranteed to brighten the shaded to partially shaded areas of your garden with its chartreuse-yellow foliage. The evergreen leathery leaves are glossy and elongated ovals, emerging a bright chartreuse and maturing to a mild chartreuse or yellow-green. As the weather cools in the fall, the leaf color brightens to screaming yellow. During the same time, the upper stems take on a brilliant red cast, contrasting vividly with the leaves. In late spring, white flowers are borne from the branches. Each blossom has many tepals (false petals, and dangles downward. The penny-size fruits ripen from an olive color to brown and have the scent of anise, when crushed. They look like tiny pumpkins! Deer resistant. The shrub attains an upright (5' x 5'), rounded shape with open branches, especially in very shady situations. 


Florida Sunshine Anise can be useful in the landscape as a an eyecatching specimen, in groups for splashes of color, or as a brightly colored hedge. It is really a brilliant beacon in the shade garden! It is also useful in shady home foundation plantings. 


Grow 'Florida Sunshine' in a lightly acid, organic-rich soil that is moist. This plant is best located in shade to partial shade. Afternoon sun can cause leaf bleaching during the winter. Maintenance is minimal except for a snipping here or there of a stray branch.

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Beautiful plant

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by Clare - Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

I ordered two of these and when I received them, they had fallen out of their pots during shipping and were broken and cracked at the base. I contacted Gardener Direct and sent them a picture and they immediately shipped out replacement plants. I am very pleased with the size and health of the replacement plants when they arrived and they look great in my garden. The chartreuse color is really fabulous! And I am impressed with Gardener Direct's great customer service and responsiveness.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Clare - Glad to hear that the replacements arrived safely and are looking great in your landscape! Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with.

Nice Plant

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by Ellen - Wake Forest, North Carolina

Both plants arrived in good shape and are now growing in our yard. Love the color as it is a nice change from the regular anise with darker green leaves. We have always liked the plants we have received from Gardener Direct and have ordered quite a few over the last couple of years.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Ellen - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the Florida Sunshine Anise. We have these growing in a partially shaded area of our gardens and they are doing great after 2 years...probably tripled in size. The golden foliage really does light up a shady area! Thanks again and we certainly appreciate your doing business with us. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

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