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,
Purple
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials