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Illicium floridanum 'Swamp Hobbit' is often confused with:
Illicium floridanum Illicum floridanum
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cunninghamia lanceolata Cunninghamia lanceolata
Astilbe biternata Flowers
Carex morrowii Carex morrowii 'Aurea varigata'

Illicium floridanum 'Swamp Hobbit'

Phonetic Spelling
il-LISS-ee-um flor-ih-DAY-num
Description

Swamp Hobbit is a dwarf variety of the species that reach 6-8 inches in height and a foot or so in breadth in 5 years. Leaves and flowers are of normal size, it just has particularly short internodes. Best with some shade. A native, shade-tolerant, evergreen ground cover with showy flowers and good deer resistance. Few plants can make that claim. 

Plant in wet sites as bog gardens, water gardens, along streams and ponds.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wet sites
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wet sites
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Illicium
    Species:
    floridanum
    Family:
    Schisandraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil