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Goodenia ovata 'Lightenup' (Goodenia)

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Plant description

Goodenia ovata Lightenup

Goodenia 'Lighten Up' is a small soft bright shrub with striking variegated foliage, and yellow flowers through the warm months of the year. 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 sun or part shade, and does well in most soils. A great easy care plant for low maintenance gardens.

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: 0.9 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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