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

Description: 

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.

History: 

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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