There are approximately 72 Australian species of Scaevola, of which 40 occur naturally in Western Australia. This ground cover plant produces a prolific number of mauve, purple or white flowers. Scaevola aemula is the most popular in cultivation, with relatively large flowers. Scaevola albida has smaller flowers and is a fast-growing, dense ground cover that grows 0.2–0.3 m high by 1.5–2 m wide. Resistant to salt spray, it is a perfect coastal plant. Most species require good drainage and thrive in full-sun.