Symphyotrichum carolinianum

climbing aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Aster carolinianus

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      pink,purple,lavender
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Use as a sprawling vine in wet areas. Works well as a stand-along border along the edges of retention ponds.
Considerations: Its sprawling or climbing habit make it best for an informal or naturalized setting.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Marshes, swamps, lake edges, river banks, coastal hammocks, floodplains.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Other Comments: The author has one growing on a hummock area around a cypress tree.