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Aster elliottii
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Aster elliottii

Elliot's Aster

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Item #: 2348

Zones: 7a to 10b, probably colder

Dormancy: Winter

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.