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Illicium floridanum 'Shady Lady'/Shady Lady Starbush

Illicium floridanum 'Shady Lady' / Illicium floridanum 'Shady Lady'
Variegated foliage of the Shady Lady starbush
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Variegated foliage of the Shady Lady starbush

Close-up of the variegated foliage

Leaves have marble-like vareigation

Plant is interesting in landscape due to its outstanding variegation

Striking variegated foliage

Clusters of white and green variegated foliage

Has light pink flowers in early spring

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Scientific Name: Illicium floridanum 'Shady Lady'
Common Name: Shady Lady Starbush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Variegated Plants
Comments: Flower is fragrant and is white to pale pink and blooming starts in very early spring. It is a specimen or accent plant for the landscape and may be used in foundation planting. Does best where it does not receive hot, afternoon sun.