Illicium floridanum 'Gray Ghost'
Illicium floridanum 'Gray Ghost' (Florida anise, purple anise) has clusters of white tinged pink flowers in the spring and often reblooms though out the summer with pewter gray leaves with irregular white margins. Illicium floridanum 'Gray Ghost' is one of the most outstanding plants we grow - in our top five favorite plants due to its amazing pewter gray foliage and alien-like "starfish" shaped white flowers with an almost pearlescent pale pink tint. Illicium floridanum 'Gray Ghost' will lighten a dark corner of your garden and is equally great as a backdrop for other plants (we love Japanese painted ferns with it) or in the foreground where the stunning leaves and flowers can be enjoyed close up. The foliage of Illicium floridanum 'Gray Ghost' has a delightful licorice fragrance when crushed or brushed against.
- HARDINESS: zones 7-10
- EXPOSURE: shade, part shade, sun (might burn foliage)
- SIZE: 6'x6' easily pruned smaller
- SHIPPING SIZE: 1/2 gallon pot, " plant. See last photo for example.