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