Scaevola aemula ‘Purple Fanfare’ – Fan Flower

 

A vigorous soft-wooded ground cover with toothed mid-green foliage. Extremely floriferous and showy for many months of the year, but can be relatively short lived. Peak flowering is in spring and summer. A great feature, border, pot or hanging basket plant. Needs protection from frost. Grows to 0.3 metres high and to 1.5 metres wide.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Scaevola aemula
Cultivar:Purple Fanfare
Common Name:Scaevola
Other Common Names:Fan Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

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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

 


 

 

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