Fan-Flowers, Half-Flowers, Naupaka
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Scaevola consists of more than 130 tropical species, with the center of diversity being Australia and Polynesia. Most Australian Scaevola have dry fruits and sprawling, herbaceous to shrubby habits. By contrast, nearly all species outside Australia have shrub habits with fleshy fruit making dispersal by frugivores easy. Most common in gardens are the spreading, perennial ground cover that bears fan-shaped bright blue flowers with white centres throughout summer. It is ideal for planting in hanging baskets and enjoys full sun.
Root soft wood cuttings in late spring or summer with bottom heat.
Make good container plants and hanging baskets, as the stems hang down the sides. Place in a sunny position and increase the watering.
Can tolerate short periods of drought.
Soil PH preference
Grown as a ground covering shrub in gardens and often used in pots or hanging baskets.
Purple, Blue, White
Generally problem free.