The outstanding displays of colour on a vigorous ground covering plant are the key features of this relatively long lived fan flower. It makes a great feature, border, pot or hanging basket plant. A light trim at the end of its spring flowering flush is the only maintenance required and this is only necessary if the plant is looking untidy. Prefers a sunny spot and well drained soil.
|Scientific Name:||Scaevola albida|
|Common Name:||Fan Flower|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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