Thursday 11 February 2016


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. These are followed by rounded, wrinkled berries to 4.5 mm in length. The species occurs in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

This species is thought to be the most commonly cultivated of the genus Scaevola, and a large number of cultivars have been developed. 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. Pruning and pinching of tip growth may be carried out to shape the plant. Propagation is from cuttings or by layering.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Really beautiful!
    I'll try to find it to buy for a pot in summertime (Germany is to cold for it) - I'm in love with it.

  2. A lovely shade of blue, I'm thinking it would be good for an easy care garden.


  3. Fuchsia can be found in here, but this shrub, not so sure... Lovely and decorative both of them!


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