Scaevola aemula ‘Aussie Salute’ – Fan Flower

A vigorous but relatively short-lived soft-wooded perennial that forms a low mound. The distinguishing feature of this cultivar is its more upright habit than most forms of Scaevola aemula on the market. A great feature or pot plant that can flower for months. Feed with a good native fertiliser through the warm months of the year, watering afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Scaevola aemula
Cultivar:Aussie Salute
Common Name:Fan Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.