Goodenia macmillanii

An attractive Goodenia, notable for the pink-mauve flowers on a medium sized plant to half a metre tall. Tends to be short lived, but worth growing. Best in a sandy loam, but is adaptable to other soils if well drained.  Frost tender when small, once established it can take some frost. Occurs naturally in a small range in inland Victoria.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Goodenia macmillanii
Common Name:Goodenia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.