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.
|Scientific Name:||Scaevola albida|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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