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Fairy fan-flower

Scaevola aemula

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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 CharacteristicsGood in containers or under glass.

CarePlant in moderately fertile, humusy soil in full sun or dappled shade with adequate moisture.

PropagationSow seed in spring at 66° to 75°F. Root softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.


  • Genus : Scaevola
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 11
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. user-7007061 07/01/2014

    for the first time my scaevola is not blooming can I trim the straglers an expect some color

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