Scaevola albida ‘Eclipse’ – Fan Flower

A neat ground cover plant, starred with numerous small white to very pale mauve flowers for long periods through spring and summer. It grows into a dense mat of growth, which deters weeds. The small leaves and flowers give a very dainty effect. Suits a range of soils. It will be knocked down by frost, but can regrow from the base.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Scaevola albida
Cultivar:Eclipse
Common Name:Fan Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

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

 


 

 

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