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Scaevola aemula 'Purple Fanfare'

Relatively short-lived, it only lasts for 18 months to 2 years but it is such a spectacular plant that it’s worth the effort. It's ideal in mass plantings and also grows well in hanging baskets or containers. Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Scientific nameScaevola aemula 'Purple Fanfare'
DistributionOccurs from south-eastern Queensland down the eastern seaboard as well as in western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia including Kangaroo Island. There are disjunct occurrences in southern Western Australia which could be referrable to other species such as Scaevola cuneiformis.
Native habitatGenerally found along coastlines.
DescriptionA spreading, sprawling groundcover with purple fan-shaped flowers.
Flowering/fruitingBlooms most of the year.
Location in gardenWe use this plant in our annual and perennial displays around the base of the Connections Garden, in the Visitor Centre Carpark and around Lakeside.
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