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Fan-Flower Bombay Pink in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Scaevola aemula 'Bombay Pink'

 

Fan-Flower 'Bombay Pink'

Scaevola is a heat and drought tolerant plant is an evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual. It is a native of Australia and New Guinea. The leaves are spoon-shaped, and the flowers form a fan-shape (the common name is Fairy Fan-Flower'). They bloom in Summer, and need eight hours of sunlight per day. The Bombay series of scaevolas are compact, with a trailing habit, in a variety of colours. 'Bombay Pink' has pale pink blooms.

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plant Features
  • Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Fan-Flower Bombay Pink is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes light to medium

    Light to medium

 
plant information

Common name

Fan-Flower 'Bombay Pink'

Latin name

Scaevola aemula 'Bombay Pink'

type

evergreen perennial

family

Goodeniaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Fan-Flower Bombay Pink is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes light to medium

    Light to medium

  • Water

    Fan-Flower Bombay Pink likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fan-Flower Bombay Pink is 0.70meters x 0.30meters 0.70 M 0.30 M

Scaevola aemula 'Bombay Pink'

Scaevola is a heat and drought tolerant plant is an evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual. It is a native of Australia and New Guinea. The leaves are spoon-shaped, and the flowers form a fan-shape (the common name is Fairy Fan-Flower'). They bloom in Summer, and need eight hours of sunlight per day. The Bombay series of scaevolas are compact, with a trailing habit, in a variety of colours. 'Bombay Pink' has pale pink blooms.


Propagating by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Fairy Fan-Flowers bloom from late Spring through to the end of Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in a free-draining fertile soil - or in a container filled with good-quality compost - in a sheltered site that will get at least 8 hours of sunlight. Plant after the danger of frost has passed, and when the temperature is at least 60 deg.F.

 
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