Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower
Scaevola aemula 'Surdiva Classic Blue'
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Surdiva Series
A beautiful compact, semi-trailing series that produces gorgeous, fan shaped blooms that sit on dark green glossy foliage; a perfect addition to any hanging basket, patio container or garden bed; long blooming, heat tolerant and low maintenance
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower features dainty powder blue flowers with blue overtones and yellow eyes along the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its small serrated oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Surdiva® Classic Blue Fan Flower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.