Goodenia ovata ‘Goodonya’

A low maintenance and tough ground hugging to mounding perennial plant. It gets buttercup yellow flowers over an extended period in spring and summer that contrast with bright green foliage, and it has a much larger flower than other forms of this species, the hop Goodenia. It is great no nonsense plant that can spread over a reasonable area, growing around a metre wide and 50cms high, and the dense habit can smother out most weeds. Give it a light trim at the end of summer to tidy it up if needed, and a handful of fertiliser. Rarely troubled by pests or disease. Tolerates light frost and long dry spells, a good waterwise plant. It is a great plant for stabilising embankments, or as a ground cover or long term container plant.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Goodenia ovata
Cultivar:Goodonya
Common Name:Goodenia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW

 

Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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