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.
|Scientific Name:||Scaevola aemula|
|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|
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