BananAppeal® Anise
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BananAppeal® Anise

BananAppeal® Anise

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape



This anise will practically glow in deep shade, where it likes to reside. These pale leaves will smell like licorice when crushed by hand, and the name is fitting on this mid-sized shrub--the appeal of banana-like coloration, with a more compact (and shorter) growth in comparison to the Florida Sunshine anise that is also found on this site. Use the color contrast to add a new dimension to your shaded landscape.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

We've done great growing BananAppeal Anise. I prefer to plant this one in deep shade. They do like water and well drained soil. Anise is cold weather sensitive so if you live in a northern state your Anise will look great in a pot on the deck if you plan to bring it in during the winter months. 

Anise smells like licorise when the leaf is torn.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1