Symphyotrichum elliottii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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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
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Swamps, brackish and freshwater marshes. Wet flatwoods.


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Wetland garden. Plant in full sun and give it plenty of room and plant behind shorter plants.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators