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Scaevola aemula/Blue Fan Flower

Scaevola aemula / Scaevola aemula
A hanging basket of this spring flowering annual
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A hanging basket of this spring flowering annual

Close-up image of a plant in heavy bloom in early summer

Cascading stems of blue flowers as seen in this urn at Afton Villa Garden in St. Francisville, LA

Close-up image of the odd-shaped, baby blue flowers

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Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula
Common Name: Blue Fan Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This plant performs especially well in hanging containers like baskets and wall containers. Its draping branches are covered with blue flowers over a long period during the summer months. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and morning sun for best performance.