Illicium floridanum anyone?
Vincent Simeone gave a talk on flowering shrubs at New England Grows on Wednesday, and one plant he recommended was Illicium. I don't remember hearing about this plant before; it grows in shade, it has glossy, evergreen, fragrant foliage, and looks like a winner for anyone in zone 6 or warmer.
Do any of you grow this? I did a search on this forum, and found that bill_ri has a variegated one, and that it's on leslie6ri's list, but that's about it.
There are several that are apparently hardy in zone 6, and I'd love to know how they do in NE, before I decide whether to give them a try.