Growing Scaevola (Fan Flower)

Latin Name Pronunciation: skay-vo'-lah

Plants in this tropical Asian genus display their petals in a fanlike arrangement on one side of the stem, which gives the flowers an entirely original look. They also bloom tirelessly through summer heat, even in the humidity of the Deep South. Scaevola makes an excellent container plant and serves equally well for bedding or along the edge of a mixed border. Perennial in Zones 9-10.

Grow in full sun or partial shade and plant in average garden soil or in a well-drained potting mix in containers.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.