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Goodenia ovata 'Lightenup' (Goodenia)

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Helpful articles

Garden Themes. This article describes various garden themes that should work well within Australia.

A lawn to envy in 6 easy steps. Six step lawn maintenance guide.

Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

Hedges. This article explains how to care for and maintain your Australian hedge.

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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