General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 to 24, possibly 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Fan Flower
  • Fanflower
  • Fairy Fan Flower

Photo Gallery
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-05
#pollination   Painted Ladies
Location: Dahlia garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2018-10-03
Light pink scaevola with dahlia Colorado Classic.
Location: Mercer arboretum 
Date: 2018-10-06
Location: Mercer arboretum 
Date: 2018-10-06
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 5-28-15
Location: Mercer arboretum
Date: 2018-10-06
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-07-20
close look at blooms

Date: 2019-06-17
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2004-08-14
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-08-01
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-07-20
Long lasting blooms like full sun.

Date: 2019-06-17
Location: Indiana  zone 5 Purdue garden
Date: 2016-09-25
Top Pot Pink
Uploaded by ge1836
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-23-07
Location: Ellis pottery
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-07-29
Location: my garden 
Date: 2012-08-04
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 16, 2022 Bloomed
self sow plant;
piksihk On April 16, 2021 Obtained plant
died during winter
piksihk On June 5, 2019 Obtained plant
Found in pot - gift from God; transplanted to another pot
piksihk On July 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On July 14, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On June 4, 2014 Obtained plant
brought from Lowe's
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