Elliott's aster
Symphyotrichum elliottii
Asteraceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
2-3 feet; to 4 feet or more when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Swamps, marshes, hammocks and wet pine rocklands.
Soils:
Seasonally wet, well-drained to moderately well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy or organic top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate to low.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Light to moderate shade.
Flower Color:
White
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:


Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney