Illicium are one of the few evergreen shrubs that are native to the Southeastern U.S. Referred to as ‘anise’, this plant species is particularly resistant to deer. They are also drought tolerant once established. Marty DeHart showcases 3 of her favorites.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Illicium floridanum (Florida anise, star anise) 'Swamp Hobbit'
Illicium floridanum (Florida anise) 'Halley's Comet'
Illicium parviflorum (Florida anise) 'Florida Sunshine'

Gardener Extras

  1. Illicium species are evergreen shrubs and small trees adapted to a shady habitat.

Marty DeHart

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