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Scaevola - Fan Flower

Genus: Scaevola.

Species: Scaevola aemula.

Common name: Fairy Fan Flower
Botanic name: Scaevola Aemula
Family: Goodenaceae

A low growing native perennial herb - but can grow to a height up to 60 cm tall. It has a fast growth rate and flowers prolifically. It is good for attracting birds and insects.

The flowers have a beautiful fan shape with the typical colouration of purple, blue or mauve. This petal colour is combined with a white or more commonly a yellow centre to give a bright eye catching flower. The flowers grow at various points along the stems and they decrease in size from the top to the bottom of the plant. From spring through to the end of summer these flowers can be admired. This blooming time alters according to the length of summer and the temperatures of the season.

Photos of this plant

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