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Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula
Pronunciation: skee-VO-luh EM-yoo-luh
Common Name: fairy fan-flower
Family Name: Goodeniaceae
Plant Type: Annual
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.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Irregular, Weeping
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google
fairy fan-flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Obovate, Ovate, Spatulate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Ciliate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Blue, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: FAN SHAPED FLOWER

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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