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Products > Scaevola albida 'Mauve Clusters'
 
Scaevola albida 'Mauve Clusters' - Fairy Fan Flower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Goodeniaceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Scaevola 'Mauve Clusters' (Fairy Fan Flower) - A groundcover that forms a dense mat that spreads 3-5 feet with its fleshy leaves. The lightly fragrant lavender-blue flowers are a fan shape and bloom almost year-round. Best in sun or light shade with moderate watering. Sensitive to temperatures much below 23 F but root hardy lower. In the Decemeber 1990 cold snap large patches of this plant created a brown swath in many commercial landscapes but those not replanted sprouted back and looked great by summer. This is condsidered to be a Scaevola albida selection or hybrid and was the first Scaevola cultivars introduced in the US - we have been growing this plant since 1985. It has smaller flowers than newer cultivars but is a lower growing plant that has remained reliably long lived in the landscape.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Scaevola albida 'Mauve Clusters'.