Illicium floridanum 'Pink Frost'

Pink Frost Florida Anise

Newly planted

Newly planted


Patents: PP#21,287

Family: Schisandraceae

Genus: Illicium

Parent: Illicium floridanum

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 10

Size: 6 to 10' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


White marginal variegation, compact growth habit, pinkish petioles, red flowers in spring and pinkish foliage in winter. Strong aniseed fragrance.


Discovered in Fayetteville, GA in 2003 as a branch mutation on a container grown Illicium floridanum by Mickey Harp. Introduced by Plant Introductions Inc.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2011 and planted it behind the garage. I covered it with a layer of burlap to protect it from the sun until it was acclimated. It has death with the sun well and has started to grow.

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