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Scaevola 'Whirlwind Blue'

Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Scaevola (skee-VO-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Whirlwind Blue
Additional cultivar information: (PP17840, aka Whirlwind Blue, Scablhatis)
Hybridized by Danziger; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive porkophile On Sep 2, 2014, porkophile from Richmond, CA wrote:

I got this plant at Berkeley Horticulture in Berkeley, CA. I live in Richmond, CA. It has done wonderfully here. Always blooming, masses of flowers, no dead heading required. You never see dead flowers. Doesn't get all droopy looking when you water it, stays springy. I have it in full sun and the soil here is not that great, a lot of clay, not well draining but it always looks great.

I hope it will survive the winter. It's said it will be able to in my zone.

Negative BeTu On Aug 13, 2012, BeTu from Burlington , ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

We have grown Scaevolas in the past, but did not have much success with this variety. We used it as a hang plant in one of our baskets, and tried different locations, including sunny and shady spots. We found that moderate blooming took place in the shade, with not much watering. However, even then the blooms were not mature, and didn't reward us as other varieties have done in the past. Unfortunately, we do not remember their names.....

Positive pbtxlady On Jun 24, 2005, pbtxlady from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful as a low-grower. Did not over-winter in my zone last year, but well worth growing as an annual.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
Elmwood Park, Illinois
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)

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