Goodenia ovata Sm.

Hop Goodenia

Family: Goodeniaceae

Genus: Goodenia

Category: Shrub

Zones: Tolerates light frost

Size: To 8' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Bright green leaves, margins toothed, oval. Yellow flowers on racemes. Prune to prevent straggly habit.

From Bot Repos. The oval-leaved Goodenia is a half woody plant, making long willow-like branches, which mostly decay in the winter, though a great part of the plant remains; it is a hardy greenhouse plant, requiring little trouble either to keep or propagate; the latter of which is done by cuttings... It is certainly a desirable plant, never failing to flower from June till September, if kept growing in vigour, which it will surely do if planted in light peat earth.


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 347 in 1794.

Native to Australia.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 68 in 1799: About the year 1793, a parcel of seeds was received by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, sent to them by Colonel Paterson from Port Jackson, New Holland; amongst them, the seeds of this plant...

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