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Fan Flower

Scaevola aemula

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Scaevola aemula

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Scaevola aemula Plant Information

Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula
Common Name: fan flower
Family: Goodeniaceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, container plantings, hanging baskets
Plant Form: spreading, cascading
Height: 4 - 8 inches
Spread: 8 - 12 inches
Foliage: leaves are toothed, simple and alternate
Flower: blue, purple, white, or pink fan-shaped flowers are single or in whorls
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers well-drained soils

pH adaptable
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 9 - 11
Native Range: Australia
Maintenance: propagation by stem cuttings
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot and crown rot
Additional Notes: performs well in a container

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