Scaevola albida ‘Mauve Carpet’ – Fan Flower

 

A vigorous and relatively long-lived soft-wooded ground cover with small leaves. Small flower size is compensated for by the extremely floriferous habit. A very easy care plant once established, great as a feature, border, pot or hanging basket plant. Space plants a half a metre apart to achieve a real carpet effect. Main flowering is in spring and summer, with some flowers for most of the year. Best in a sunny spot, well drained soil. Tolerates light frost.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Scaevola albida
Cultivar:Mauve Carpet
Common Name:Fan Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

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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. 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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