Scaevola aemula

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 Scaevola aemula subsp. var.  Fairy Fan-flower
Fairy Fan-flower
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: red, blue, purple, pink
Goodeniaceae > Scaevola aemula var. , R.Br.

Scaevola aemula (Fairy Fan-flower or Common Fan-flower) is a small shrub in the family Goodeniaceae, native to southern Australia. It grows to 50 cm in height and produces white or blue flowers in spikes up to 24 cm long from August to March in its native range.[1] These are followed by rounded, wrinkled berries to 4.5 mm in length.[2]

The species occurs in Western Australia[3], South Australia[4], Victoria[2] and New South Wales.[2]

The species is thought to be the most commonly cultivated of the genus Scaevola, and a large number of cultivars have been developed.[5][6] Most of these are mat-forming to a height of 12 cm and spreading up to 1 metre in width. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded, well-drained position and tolerates salt spray and periods of drought.[6] Pruning and pinching of tip growth may be carried out to shape the plant.[6] Propagation is from cuttings or by layering.[6]



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  1. Flora of Australia Online
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2
  3. Template:FloraBase
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Garden Companion to Native Plants, Reed Books, ISBN 0730101878

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