Pink Frost Illicium

Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing

Height: 48″ tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5″ pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This stunning new selection of Florida anise comes from Mickey Harp of Fayetteville Georgia, who discovered it as a branch sport. Illicium ‘Pink Frost’ is a dramatic improvement over the crinkly-leaf Illicium ‘Shady Lady’. Each creamy-edged leaf is attached to the stem by a bright pinkish-red petiole. In cold weather, the entire plant takes on a pink hue…simply fantastic. Since the sport was only discovered in 2003, we don’t know the mature size, but we guess it will grow to 4′ tall.