Goodenia ovata ‘Lighten Up’

 

A small soft bright shrub with striking variegated foliage. Variegated foliage creates year round interest so it may be used as a foliage highlight amongst darker shrubs; attractive cut foliage for indoor decoration. A perfect Flora for Fauna selection, especially for butterflies. Good in full sun to part shade, well drained soil. Tolerates light frost.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Goodenia ovata
Cultivar:Lighten Up
Common Name:Goodenia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 0.9 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Plant Usage:Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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