Fairy fan-flower Scaevola aemula Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fairy fan-flower (Scaevola aemula) skay-VO-lah EYE-mew-lah 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 Island Paradise, Niagara Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Scaevola aemulaView the discussion thread.