Item #: 2348
Zones: 7a to 10b, probably colder
Height: 96" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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(syn: Symphyotrichum elliottii) Aster elliottii is a fabulous East Coast native aster, first brought to our attention by Bob McCartney of Woodlanders. Similar to the Asian Aster tataricus, the large green basal leaves give rise to giant 6-8' tall spikes. Starting for us in late October, the wide-spreading patches are topped with a spectacular show of 1" pink-purple daisies, that are loaded with Monarch butterflies. Aster elliottii is a stoloniferous species native to fresh and brackish marshes from Virginia south through Florida, although it grows easily in typical dry garden soil. Our stock is propagated from a bog in Central Florida.