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Scaevola aemula (Fairy fan-flower)

Scaevola aemula Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Scaevola aemula skay-VO-lah EYE-mew-lah Common Name: Fairy fan-flower 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.
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
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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