CULTURE: Part sun and moist soils, similar to other Illicium.
LANDSCAPE USE: Better suited to more formal uses in the landscape.
Also useful in the shrub border and for naturalizing.
FOLIAGE: Alternate, oblanceolate 4 - 6" long and 1 - 2" wide.
FLOWERS: Borne in the axils of the leaves on 1 1/2" long peduncles.
Flowers are 1 - 1 1/2" in diameter with about 20 petals. Color varies from a
good pink to deep crimson. The best color of any of the Illicium.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
PESTS: None serious.
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