Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula
Common Name: fairy fan-flower
Family Name: Goodeniaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Irregular, Weeping
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Obovate, Ovate, Spatulate, Ciliate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Yellow, Blue, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, tomentose, margins entire to sparsely toothed, lower ones spatulate and others more lanceolate; flower 1-sided with 5 petals arranged like a fan from a tubular base.