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Whirlwind® Starlight Fan Flower

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$14.99
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun
  • Height 8-14 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • 3 seasons of beautiful blooms!

Some people love white flowers, and some love blue. Both will love the two-toned petals of Scaevola Whirlwind Starlight. The annual S. aemula, also called Fan Flower, blooms long and continuously from planting through first frost. Pretty petals surround yellow centers up and down the flower stalk in whirls of summer color. The plant is heat tolerant and drought tolerant and attracts bees to its blooms.

Whirlwind Starlight grows in a trailing fashion to only 8 to 14 inches high but with branches that reach nearly 2 feet long. It’s a pretty spiller for patio containers and hanging baskets, and the trailing branches can spread out along the ground and act as a groundcover or edge plant in garden beds or other areas of the landscape. It can grow out straight or cascade down a hill or terrace. This new annual is about to become a favorite of gardeners.

Whirlwind® Starlight Fan Flower Care

Plant Scaevola Whirlwind Starlight in full sun in most any soil type. Give the plant average water and plenty of sun and then watch it grow. There is no need to deadhead or trim the plant. It will continue growing and blooming on its own. When planting your Scaevola, be sure to place it near the outer edge of pots or where it has room to spread in the landscape.

Adding compost or a balanced fertilizer early in the growing season can help feed Whirlwind Starlight. Fertilize container- or basket-grown plants a little more often to keep them thriving. Other than that, this is a low-maintenance powerhouse of blooms.

Whirlwind® Starlight Fan Flower Spacing

Space your Scaevola depending on where and how you use the plant. In containers and baskets, it can go near the edge and will grow over the pot. When using as a groundcover, place plants about 10 to 12 inches apart so they can grow into one another during the summer.

Whirlwind® Starlight Fan Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Blue, White
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 8-14 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 10-12 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Bees
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula 'DSCAWINDST' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Whirlwind® Starlight Fan Flower
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.