Renowned for their performance from early summer through fall, scaevolas are one of the few annuals that can look brilliant through these warm, sometimes hot months. Once in the garden, these easy-care plants native to the harsh Australian environment can show their excellent performance.
If you can grow other scaevolas, Surdiva will be easy. Cuttings must be taken from non-flowering shoots with two to three mature leaves. Cuttings root under standard conditions within three weeks. Plant into a free draining mix with pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Acclimatize for a week or two and then move to high light intensity and long day length to maximize compactness and flowering. Give moderate fertilizer application after cuttings are established in the pot. A hard cutback is tolerated if watering is reduced to compensate for reduced foliage cover. Finishing time ranges from five to seven weeks from planting a rooted cutting in a 4-inch pot to eight weeks for a 6-inch pot.