Fairy fan-flower

Scaevola aemula

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Fairy fan-flower (Scaevola aemula)
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Genus:  Scaevola
This heat and drought tolerant plant is an evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual. It has spoon-shaped leaves and fan-shaped bluish flowers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Good in containers or under glass.
Care:  Plant in moderately fertile, humusy soil in full sun or dappled shade with adequate moisture.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring at 66° to 75°F. Root softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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