PlantsAsters→Climbing-aster (Ampelaster carolinianus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ampelaster carolinianus Accepted
Aster scandens Synonym
Symphyotrichum carolinianum Synonym
Aster carolinianus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 10' - 15'
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 5, 2011 1:18 PM

The Climbing Aster is a Florida native found along the edges of swampy wetland areas, along streams and rivers and other waterways. It is a perennial woody and sprawling shrub-like plant and although it does not have tendrils for clinging like other vines, it climbs over and through other vegetation, blooming from late summer through fall and even into December here in Florida. Although this is a wetland plant and can handle saturated soil for long periods, it adapts well to regular landscapes too; just be sure to water a bit more during extreme drought situations.

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