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:An Orlando Food ForestMysore Raspberries Taste Bland?Heck with it all - I'm plantingFood Forest Tour QuestionsThe Great South Florida Food Forest Project: March 2019 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Lacewing eggs next post Florida Gardening in November Related Articles The Great South Florida Food Forest Project Keeps... December 5, 2016 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: New... March 14, 2014 Good Plants for South Florida October 16, 2017 She Quit Worrying and had Sweet (Potato) Success! March 8, 2017 Pigeon Peas: A Survival Plant Profile February 22, 2017 Terrie’s Florida Gardening Success October 17, 2020 Slithering Death Monsters September 15, 2017 The Simple Secret to Growing More Food with... December 12, 2016 Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tree Five Years After Planting September 20, 2018 Summer Gardening in Florida July 12, 2017 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.