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Scaevola aemula 'Blue Wonder'

Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Scaevola (skee-VO-luh) (Info)
Species: aemula (EM-yoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Wonder
Additional cultivar information: (PP07929)
Hybridized by Rother; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Patent expired

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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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive croclover On Jul 1, 2006, croclover from Lake Forest, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This hardy plant does well in clay soil and underneath Euctalyptus trees. Handled the mild winter just fine with no fertilzing or special care.

Positive CJane On Aug 25, 2003, CJane from Potsdam, NY wrote:

In the farthest northern region of New York state, this plant is a wonder. It tolerates our dry hot summer or our wet hot summer or our cold summer! It stands up well to cool temperatures in the late summer and early fall, even to a light frost. Certainly a bright and cheerful spot in any garden.

Neutral Chamma On Apr 1, 2003, Chamma from Tennille, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pretty little plant used here as an annual. It is a nice addition to a mix pot of flowers! Zone 11

Positive leslied On Mar 15, 2003, leslied from Pompano Beach, FL wrote:

Zone 10 - sold as groundcover - full sun, spreads beautifully, yet is low (under 10") - blooms year round.

Positive jkom51 On Nov 18, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

In Zone 9 coastal Nor.Cal this is an evergreen, ever-blooming Australian native suitable for rock garden walls or hanging baskets. "Blue Wonder" should not be confused with "Diamond Head", which blooms less profusely than BW. In inland areas will take filtered sun, once established needs watering once every 2-3 weeks.


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

Lake Forest, California
San Jose, California
Maitland, Florida
Osprey, Florida
Zachary, Louisiana
Potsdam, New York
Beaumont, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas

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