Scaevola aemula Blue Wonder

Scaevola aemula ‘Blue Fan’

Blue fairy flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Scaevola aemula 'Blue Fan'
  • Common name: Blue fairy flower
  • Family: Goodeniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous

Scaevola is a relative newcomer in the garden, and has proved very successful as a basket and container annual for summer bedding. It’s semi-tropical, native to Australia, and thrives in warm sunny conditions, although it will also tolerate some shade, in pots or as edging to beds and borders.

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Scaevola aemula ‘Blue Fan’ is an evergreen, upright but low-growing herbaceous perennial with almost succulent medium green coarsely toothed leaves. Masses of purple-blue fan-shaped blooms appear from spring through summer with violet blue petal lobes and yellow throats. It’s perfect for growing as bedding in rockeries and containers.

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Grow Scaevola aemula ‘Blue Fan’ in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil. Take pots inside in autumn or offer winter protection if growing as a perennial.

How to grow Scaevola 'Blue Fan'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Scaevola 'Blue Fan' and wildlife

Scaevola 'Blue Fan' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Scaevola 'Blue Fan' poisonous?

Scaevola 'Blue Fan' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People