Miss Scarlett Illicium

Illicium floridanum 'Miss Scarlett'


Member Price: $79.95

Miss Scarlett Illicium
Miss Scarlett Illicium
Miss Scarlett Illicium
Miss Scarlett Illicium

Miss Scarlett Illicium

Illicium floridanum 'Miss Scarlett'

Price: $89.95

Member Price: $79.95

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Miss Scarlett Illicium (Illicium floridanum 'Miss Scarlett') is an attractive evergreen shrub known for its unique, fragrant flowers and glossy, deep green foliage. This versatile and low-maintenance plant is perfect for adding structure and interest to a variety of landscape settings.

The Overall Plant

Miss Scarlett Illicium is a compact, evergreen shrub that typically reaches a height of 4 to 6 feet and a spread of 3 to 4 feet. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10 and is best suited for moist, well-drained, acidic soil in partial to full shade. Its tolerance for a range of light conditions makes it a versatile option for woodland gardens, shaded borders, or as a foundation planting. In addition, Miss Scarlett Illicium is deer-resistant and requires minimal pruning, making it an ideal low-maintenance choice for many landscape situations.

The Flowers

One of the most intriguing features of the Miss Scarlett Illicium is its unusual, star-shaped flowers. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the flowers are a deep, reddish-maroon color and emit a sweet, anise-like fragrance. The blossoms are borne on the tips of the branches, creating an eye-catching display against the backdrop of the shrub's lush foliage. While not the primary focus of the plant, these unique flowers add a delightful element of surprise and sensory appeal to the garden.

The Foliage

The foliage of Miss Scarlett Illicium is another key attribute that adds to the plant's overall appeal. The leaves are deep green, glossy, and elliptical in shape, creating a dense, lush appearance. The evergreen nature of the foliage ensures year-round interest in the garden, providing a reliable backdrop for other plants and seasonal blooms. In addition, when crushed, the leaves release a pleasant, anise-like aroma, further enhancing the sensory experience of this captivating shrub.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 4-6 ft.

Mature width: 3-4 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10