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PlantFiles: Scaleleaf Aster
Symphyotrichum adnatum

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Symphyotrichum (sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum) (Info)
Species: adnatum (ad-NAY-tum) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Floridian On Dec 23, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

An herbaceous perennial native to the southeastern states. The lower leaves are 1.5 - 2 inches long and the upper leaves are small and cling tightly to the stem giving the plant its common name.



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