Symphyotrichum elliottii

Elliott's Aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Aster elliottii

Plant Specifics

Size:to 4 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Wetland garden. Plant in full sun and give it plenty of room and plant behind shorter plants.
Considerations:Clonal--it aggressively sends out suckers. If grown in shady areas, it tends to fall over.
Propagation:Seed, division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



Attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators

Native Habitats:Swamps, brackish and freshwater marshes. Wet 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