Scaevola Plant Features
The flower-encrusted, cascading branches of scaevola make it an ideal choice for window boxes, hanging baskets, or tall containers where it's trailing form can flow over the container's edge. Scaevola, occasionally called fan flower, is a sun-loving annual that grows 8 to 12 inches tall and produces a non stop show of blue, pink, or white flowers. Because scaevola is an Australian native the plants are heat tolerant and have almost no insect or disease problems. Scaevola is also self cleaning so you don't have to remove the dead flowers to keep the plant in production. The plants attract butterflies and are generally avoided by deer. In very warm parts of the country it can be treated as a tender perennial. Hardy from zones 10-11
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Scaevola Growing Instructions
Place scaevola in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day. Use a commercial potting mix if you are growing scaevola in containers. Water the plants when the surface of the soil begins to dry. Scaevola does not like super wet soil, but they also hate drying out and will wilt dramatically if thirsty.
Scaevola is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Blue, Pink, White
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Scaevola with these varieties:
In a mixed basket, Calibrachoa and Scaevola make great partners.
Add some height to a planter of Scaevola with equally gorgeous Angelonia.
Petunia and Scaevola are colorful companions in window boxes, baskets, and planters.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Scaevola ‘Bombay Blue’
The cascading, fanning blue flowers of ‘Bombay Blue’ makes it a must-have for baskets and containers -- it trails 14 to 18 inches! ‘Bombay Blue’ also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. It’s drought tolerant, too.
Scaevola ‘Bombay Pink’
A rosy-pink variety that mixes well with its blue and white siblings, ‘Bombay Pink’ is also drought and heat tolerant. Use this beauty in containers or plant it in the garden as a groundcover.
Scaevola ‘Bombay White’
Easy-care and self cleaning, ‘Bombay White’ offers a flurry of flowers for containers and hanging baskets. ‘Bombay White’ is an ideal choice for moon gardens; its glowy flowers are easily visible at night.
Scaevola 'Scalora Amethyst'
Scalora Amethyst shows off lovely amethyst-blue flowers on a vigorous plant that flowers nonstop -- no matter how hot it gets. This variety was a top performer in our Trial Garden.
Scaevola 'Scalora Topaz Pink'
We loved how this heat-loving variety did in our Trial Garden! It bloomed profusely with soft pink flowers all summer on a plant that grew 10 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Scaevola 'Scampi Blue'
We know we can count on scaevola to hold up in our Miami Trial Garden, and were pleased to see that Scampi Blue is one of the best we've tested. It shows off lots of violet-blue flowers on spreading plants that don't bat an eye at any type of weather. It grows 6 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
Scaevola 'Scampi Pink'
Just as easy as its blue cousin, Scampi Pink scaevola was a winner in our Gardens. It thrives in hanging baskets, window boxes, container gardens, as well as landscape and garden beds and borders. Scampi Pink grows 6 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
Scaevola 'Surdiva Blue'
Surdiva Blue has been a top performer in our Trial Gardens. Featuring lavender-blue flowers, it holds up to heat and spreads 24 inches wide and grows 10 inches tall.
Scaevola 'Surdiva Light Blue'
Surdiva Light Blue was a standout in our Trial Garden! It shows off light lavender-blue flowers nonstop all summer long.
Scaevola 'Whirlwind White'
Whirlwind White scaevola blooms nonstop all summer, no matter how hot and dry the weather gets. It features a steady supply of pure white flowers. The plant grows 10 inches tall and 24 inches wide.