Fairy Fan Flower
A joy to see this recent addition to my garden thriving - Fairy Fan flower is native to this country, providing a delightful show of pretty little 'half' flowers.The generic Latin name scaevola means 'left-handed' referring to the flower's unique form. This particular hybrid is called Bondi Blue, will grow to a height of 30cm and has a creeping habit. It will produce these tiny and beautiful flowers for most of the year. Each half flower, 10mm in diameter.
''Scaevola aemula'' is a small shrub in the family Goodeniaceae, native to southern Australia. It grows to 50 cm in height and produces white or blue flowers in spikes up to 24 cm long from August to March in its native range. These are followed by rounded, wrinkled berries to 4.5 mm in length.
The species occurs in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
The species is thought to be the most commonly cultivated of the genus ''Scaevola'', and a.. more