Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scaevola

Scaevola

Scaevola aemula
A fast growing perennial in zone 8 b and warmer; in cooler climates it is a popular summer annual for the hanging baskets, the front of borders and groundcover. It grows vigorously and can reach up to 2 x 5 feet ( to 2 x 6.6 feet where a perennial ). The leaves are luxuriant green and up to 2 inches in length and the flowers are purple-blue, up to 1.5 inches in size from late spring through summer ( most of the year in mild climates ).
Full sun and well drained soil is essential for good growth. Propagation is from cuttings.

* photos taken on June 2010 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on 4th of July 2010 in Washington, D.C.

* photos taken on Aug 4 2013 in Bayfield, Ontario


'Alba'
Pure white flowers; otherwise identical to species.

* photo taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

2 comments:

  1. I've seen them before down here, and I think they'd be especially good for that old fashioned English cottage garden look. That style is incompatible with my garden so I just enjoy them in others flower gardens, in their element.

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    1. Scaevola in an old fashioned English cottage garden? Thanks. Happy garden and landscape design.

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