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Miss Scarlett Florida Anise - Illicium floridanum - 3 Gallon Pot
New and distinctive, 'Miss Scarlet' is a more compact Florida Anise that produces lots more flowers and larger leaves than the species. Octopus-shaped scarlet red flowers sit just atop the foliage in spring and, unlike its larger cousin which has pointed leaves, Miss Scarlett's leaves are larger and more rounded. All grown up, Miss Scarlet grows to about half the size of the species to 5-6' tall and 4-5' wide. Get all the details below

Miss Scarlett Florida Anise - Illicium floridanum - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $58.97
2+ $55.43

Miss Scarlett Florida Anise
Illicium floridanum 'Miss Scarlett'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-11  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Anise is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

New and distinctive, 'Miss Scarlet' is a more compact Florida Anise that produces lots more flowers and larger leaves than the species. Octopus-shaped scarlet red flowers sit just atop the foliage in spring and, unlike its larger cousin which has pointed leaves, Miss Scarlett's leaves are larger and more rounded. All grown up, Miss Scarlet grows to about half the size of I. floridanum (5-6' tall and 4-5' wide). As with other Illicium, the leaves are anise-scented and provide a tropical effect in the garden. A fine evergreen flowering shrub for shade and consistently moist soils.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 5 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, 'Miss Scarlet' Anise is ideal for use in the landscape as a specimen or accent, in groupings or as a natural hedge in shady to partially shaded landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to fragrance gardens, shade gardens, red theme gardens, and North American native plant gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  3.5 feet apart for solid hedges;  7 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

'Miss Scarlet' Anise is very easy to grow in organically rich, moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. For best appearance and performance we recommend some shade in the afternoon. Maintenance is minimal except for a snipping here or there of a stray branch. That said, plants can be clipped to control height or to maintain as a hedge.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Anise.


USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-11  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity:  5-6'
Width at Maturity:  4'
Spacing:  3.5' for solid hedge; 7'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Rounded
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Red
Flower Size:  1" diameter
Flowering Period:   Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Berries/Pods: Yes
Pod Color: Reddish Brown
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Shade or Mostly Shade
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect, Shade



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