Symphyotrichum chapmanii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

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Savannah Aster


Also known as Aster chapmanii

Plant Specifics

Size:1-3 ft tall 
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Bright lavender
Phenology:Blooms August-November
Habitats:Wet flatwoods, bogs, savannahs, prairies


Recommended Uses:

Bog gardens, sunny areas with moist soil.  Only likely to be noticed when blooming.

Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Unknown
Salt Spray Tolerance:Unknown
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Sand



Small birds eat the seed.

Nectar plant for many butterfly species but also visited by other native insect pollinators.