‘Classy & Fabulous’. The famous words of Coco Chanel. This style icon mentioned exactly what the new range of Surdiva® stands for. Surdiva® is elegant. Surdiva® is arty. But most of all, Surdiva® is always in style. This brand new collection of Scaevola varieties will turn your garden into a richly coloured art deco pallet. With beautiful, decorative, outstanding flowers that make a dazzling statement straight away.
Surdiva® is a range of nicely coloured Scaevola, one of the most heat tolerant bedding plants in the world. While the native species has a wild, rangy habit. The Surdiva® has a compact mounding to trailing habit, producing distinctive fan-shaped flowers on short terminal spikes that show super continuous flowering. The plants are drought tolerant and self-cleaning, what makes them ideal for low-maintenance situations. Hence, the Surdiva® collection is highly versatile and has a very wide range of uses: from ground cover to hanging baskets and from pots to balcony boxes.
Presently, we will intoduce four improved varieties which we refer to as ‘the new generation of Surdiva®.These upgraded plants are compact, how very good branching and have a high flowering power. The habit is more semi-mounding in comparison to the usual trailing habit of the Scaevola and the propagation rate is improved. The Surdiva® is an interesting plant to mix. Because of its similar habit and the wide coulour range offered, they fit beautifully together. Moreover, they are very interesting to use in composition with other Suntory® varieties. They have a long flowering life until late in the season and perform very well outside due to their good heat and rain tolerance.
The story of Scaevola
The background history of the plant name Scaevola is an interesting one. The name is Latin for left-handed, in reference to the flower looking as if it has been cut in half. Many legends have been told to explain the formation of this unique flower shape. In one version, a woman rips a Scaevola flower in half after a quarrel with her husband. The gods, enraged by the event, respond by turning all Scaevola flowers in half. The two lovers will be separated forever, while the man is destined to search in vain for another whole floer. Half a flower or not, Scaevola is a perfect addition to your landscape.
Wide range of uses
From ground cover to hanging baskets, and from pots to balcony boxes. Surdiva® is ready to add its sparkling glamour everywhere.
Interesting for mixing
Because of its mounding, semi-trailing habit and the wide colour range offered. The little diamond of Surdiva® are perfect for mixing if you want to customize your plant basket.
Scaevola varieties can have problems with what you can refer to as ‘Scaevola-pattern baldness’. It means that hanging baskets have colour only around the outside edges, while the top is just shiny and green. However, with its contant and abudant covering of blossoms and their semi trailing habit, Surdiva® will generate flowers from top to bottom.
Surdiva® is just the right size; small enough to be easily cultivated (by growers) and big enough to look strong and attractive to the home gardener. It fits perfectly into baskets, bots, window boxes or landscape plantings.
Surdivas have a long flowering life until late in the season. While most of the other bedding plants are already gone, Surdiva® are still displaying their beautiful bright flowers in the garden.
Scaevola varieties belong to the most heat-tolerant bedding plants of the world, which makes them ideal for low-maintenance situations. They are care-free plants for the consumer due to their self-cleaning.