Symphyotrichum adnatum

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Scaleleaf Aster, Clasping Aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Aster adnatus

Plant Specifics

Size:1.-2.5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink,blue,lavender
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms in fall.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, meadow.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts generalist pollinators.

Native Habitats:Sandhills, dry flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures