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(syn: Symphyotrichum elliottii) This fabulous East Coast native aster was first brought to our attention by Bob McCartney of Woodlanders. Similar to A. tataricus, the large green basal leaves give rise to giant 6-8' tall spikes. In late fall (October, November for us), the clumps are topped with a spectacular show of 1" pink-purple daisies. A. elliottii is a stoloniferous species native to fresh and brackish marshes from Virginia through Florida, although it grows easily in typical dry garden soil. Our stock is propagated from a bog in Central Florida.