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Fairy Fan Flower

Fairy Fan Flower

Scaevola aemula

Regular price $14.40 AUD
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Plant Details
Why we love this plant!
Care Information

Expected Height Range:

0.2 m - 0.5 m

Spread Range:

0.5 m - 1 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Groundcover, Specimen plant, Border planting, Wow! factor, Fast growing, Playground planting, Low maintenance garden, Poolside planting, Coastal garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Courtyard garden, Cottage garden, Rockery planting, Hanging baskets, Colourful, Drought tolerant, and Supports wildlife

Flower Season/s:

Spring and Autumn

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



Native to Australia, Scaevola aemula is found in a variety of habitats, including coastal dunes, cliffs, and open forests.

Leaf information:

Small, green fleshy leaves

Preferred Soil:

Will tolerate a range of soil types as long as they are well draining, however prefers sandy to loamy soils

We love this plant for its unique fan-shaped flowers that bloom prolifically, enveloping the plant in a cascade of color from spring through autumn. As a hardy, drought-tolerant Australian native, it thrives in coastal conditions and is highly versatile. It can be used as ground cover or planted in containers, making this plant a fantastic choice for a variety of garden settings.

Care Considerations:

Regular watering is recommended during the establishment period and during extended dry periods, however once established is notably drought-tolerant. While not strictly necessary a balanced, slow-release fertiliser can be applied in spring to encourage vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Pruning is not generally necessary but can be done to maintain shape and encourage denser growth.
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Plants cannot be exchanged for change of mind so we recommend checking the botanical name and detailed plant information, as common names can vary and be location-specific.