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:Proper FertilizingThe Simple Secret to Growing More Food with Less WorkSlithering Death MonstersGardening in MicanopyA Visit to the Snyder Park Food Forest 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Lacewing eggs next post Florida Gardening in November Related Articles Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tree Five Years After Planting September 20, 2018 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: March... March 11, 2019 A Short Garden Tour March 18, 2017 Open a Jackfruit the Easy Way: an Illustrated... September 15, 2016 Ready to Grow Your Own Food? August 31, 2012 Florida Gardening in October October 4, 2012 A Tale of Two Climates January 18, 2018 Pigeon Peas: A Survival Plant Profile February 22, 2017 Growing Hops in Florida? September 14, 2016 Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens July 29, 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.