SCAEVOLA globulifera

Fan Flower

SKU: N 280
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Plantaginaceae
Characteristics: Spreading shrub 20 cm to 1.2 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 15

Size:
$4.25 AUD Inc. GST

This Fan flower is an attractive spreading shrub that can reach up to 1.2m in height. It produces blue-white flowers from mid-winter to summer, although flowering in cooler regions may occur later.

Scaevola globulifera is highly useful for gardens, particularly in coastal regions where its thick fleshy leaves can withstand constant sand and salt spray. It is also a great choice for regenerating coastal dunes. In its natural environment, Scaevola can grow up to 1 metre in height in protected positions, but in more exposed areas, it tends to be a lower-growing spreading plant.

Widely found in coastal areas of Western Australia spanning from Geraldton to Esperance. It can adapt well to most well-drained soils and open sunny positions and can tolerate full coastal exposure.

Seed can be sown throughout the year in many parts of Australia, but it is generally recommended to sow it in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimal temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Sow the seed, use a porous seed-raising mix and cover it lightly.
Place it in a warm, shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid drying out. The growing medium should be well-draining but remain moist between watering.

Germination should occur within 21-60 days, depending on the temperature and conditions. It is recommended to pre-treat the seed with smoke, as many members of this genus are responsive to this pre-treatment. Although germination may occur without smoke pre-treatment, it has been proven beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be performed by soaking the seed overnight or applying it to the surface after sowing to get good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

Please note:
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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