Symphyotrichum elliottii

Elliott's aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Aster elliottii

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 4 ft
Flower Color: flower color      lavender
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, Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, organic material (muck)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Swamps, brackish and freshwater marshes. Wet flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: