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Elliott's aster
Symphyotrichum elliottii
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney


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