Discovered in Coosa County, AL by plantsman Dr. Ron Miller, 'Swamp Hobbit' Florida Anise is a wonderful, very dwarf selection of our native Illicium floridanum that grows to maybe 8 inches tall and a foot or so wide in 5 years, making it a perfect selection for smaller garden spaces. That said, over time it might reach 2 feet tall spreading to 5 feet wide. The large, anise-scented deep green leaves and abundant showy red flowers are the standard size of the species, but the very short internodes are what make it so dwarf. Shade and moisture tolerant, it is perfect for planting in partially to fully shaded gardens beds and woodland settings in consistently moist to wet soils, making it a fine choice aside streams and other bodies of water. You might be happy to know that deer and rabbits turn their nose up to it, and we hear it's tested cold hardy as far north as Delaware USDA Zone 6. Get all the details below!