Scaevola aemula ‘Aussie Crawl’ – Fan Flower

A wonderful hardy ground covering plant to add colour to garden beds and containers for many months of the year. Peak flowering times are spring and again in summer and autumn, with spot flowers at other times, with a profusion of blue-mauve fan shaped flowers. It does best in well drained soil with some watering in dry times, with an occasional feed with a good native fertilizer in the warm months. Growth habit is compact and mounding, and it will spill over edges and the sides of pots beautifully. It can be trimmed to size if needed.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Scaevola aemula
Cultivar:Aussie Crawl
Common Name:Fan Flower
Other Common Names:Scaevola
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Blue, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.