Florida gardening Another Reason Why Florida Gardening Rocks by David The Good November 6, 2012August 4, 2015 written by David The Good November 6, 2012August 4, 2015 We can pick bananas when Yankees are thinking about putting chains on their tires. Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: New PhotosBetter Gardening Through ExperimentationTropical Gardening in Vero BeachHelp Needed: Gardening in Plant CityIrrigation in Sandy Soil/Permaculture in Northeast Florida 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Lacewing eggs next post Florida Gardening in November Related Articles Updates from The Great South Florida Food Forest... November 14, 2016 How to Germinate Jackfruit Seeds May 20, 2017 One of the best fruit trees for Florida October 11, 2018 Seminole Pumpkins – an Amazing Crop! December 26, 2016 In Search of Yams February 2, 2017 A Tale of Two Climates January 18, 2018 Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening a Bestseller Again September 12, 2018 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project Keeps... December 5, 2016 Papaya Fruit Fly on Your Papaya Tree? Here’s... November 14, 2017 Gardening in Micanopy January 15, 2019 2 comments chrissy bauman November 6, 2012 - 8:15 pm just ran across this article from a part of a larger article about cut florals in florida from EDIS. have you ever grown this? Illicium # (Florida anise-tree, purple anise, Chinese anise, star anise). These aromatic shrubs require little care and will tolerate temperatures of 14° to 23°F [–5° to –10°C]. I. floridanum # (Florida anise, purple anise) is a native while I. anisatum, formerly I. religiosum, (Chinese anise, star anise) is introduced. Anise cuttings are long lasting and are used as grave decorations in Buddhist temples in Japan. The anise fragrance of the foliage adds extra interest to this crop. Illicium foliage can be air dried or glycerine treated and used as line and filler material. Reply Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good November 7, 2012 - 1:22 am Yes! I actually took a few cuttings and have them rooted in pots right now. I hope they do well… they aren't happy at the moment, but perhaps when they hit the ground this spring they'll do better. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.