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Goodenia ovata 'Gold Cover' (Goodenia)

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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

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Plant description

Goodenia ovata Gold Cover 2

Goodenia ovata Gold Cover 1

Goodenia ovata 'Gold Cover' is a very adaptable and hardy ground covering plant that features lush green foliage and massed, showy golden yellow flowers throughout the warmer months. It is fast growing and will cover ground quickly. It tolerates occasional dry spells. Great for banks, retaining walls, ground covering and container planting for patios and courtyards. Trimming back will encourage a dense growth habit. Does well in most soils and in sun or part shade. Grows from 10 centimetres tall and around a metre or two wide.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.1 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects, butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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