Fan Flower, Fanflower
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
Registered or introduced: 1991

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

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

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

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

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

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.