Scaevola – Whirlwind® White

Garden Height
8 - 14
10 - 12
18 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees

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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Great in both containers and landscapes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets.

Sumagic at 2-5 ppm has been effective at controlling growth.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Grower Tips for Whirlwind
-Requires high light in production.
-Needs 200 ppm fertilizer.
-Prefers warmer production temperatures.

Australian plants prefer to have little or no Phosphorous added. This plant is sensitive to cold temperatures but makes a great spring and summer sales item. Avoid getting foliage wet under low light, high pH, and cool conditions.

Whirlwind varieties are more compact and better branched than other Scaevola varieties.

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