I grew this for the first time this summer. It bloomed beautifully all season and is still flowering now on November 19! The planter was in a real hot spot that has proved too much for many sun living plants, and we had periods of intense heat this summer. I am thrilled and hope to be using it in many other spots next summer.
Whirlwind® Blue Fan Flower Scaevola aemula
FeaturesFANCY, yet UNFUSSY.
Heat and drought tolerant plants; blooms all season; low maintenanceBest SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:Bees
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 14 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in both containers and landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.Whirlwind® Blue Scaevola aemula USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Anne Forman, New York, United States, 42 weeks ago
I am so impressed with how this one holds up in hot summer heat. I have lots of pretty blooms!Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 4 years ago
Scaevola is one of my all time annual favorites for full sun locations. From the initial planting to the end of the season, this annual out performs other plants with it's prolific flower display. With regular plant care, watering and fertilizing, I have a Proven Winner in my hanging baskets year after year!Robynn Eppley, Pennsylvania, United States, 4 years ago
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