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Products > Scaevola aemula 'Blue Fan'
Scaevola aemula 'Blue Fan' - Fairy Fan Flower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Goodeniaceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Scaevola saligna]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Scaevola aemula 'Blue Fan' (Blue Fairy Flower) - An evergreen herbaceous perennial that grows as a low 8 to 12 inches tall by 8 to 10 inches wide or more loose groundcover with soft nearly succulent medium green colored coarsely toothed leaves. The 1 inch wide fan-shaped flowers appear in mass from spring through summer with violet blue petal lobes and yellow throats. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly to occasionally will rebound if allowed to wilt prior to irrigation but is touchy about overwatering and heavy soils. Hardy to light frost and short durations around 30 F but is also a useful annual in colder areas. Scaevola aemula comes from a wide area in Australia from south-eastern Queensland, throughout New South Wales, Victoria south to South Australia. We received this cultivar from Ball Horticulture - it looks very much like other Scaevola aemula we have grown but has a paler more purple flowers than the New Wonder ('Newton') PP10,584 and the original 'Blue Wonder' PP10,584 which we first started growing in 1991. We also grow a series called Top Pot that has white, blue and pink forms. Ball Horticulture describes 'Blue Fan' as an upright mound forming plant rather than as a low ground hugging plant that we typically see in this species. The size we list on this page is as Ball describes it but we will know more as we see it perform in our garden.  Information displayed on this page about  Scaevola aemula 'Blue Fan' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.