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Goodenia ovata 'Prostrate' (Goodenia)

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Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.

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Plant description

goodenia ovata prostrate

This Goodenia is a very tough ground covering plant that features buttercup yellow flowers over an extended period in spring and summer and bright green fleshy leaves. It is great for spilling over walls or as a border or rockery plant that can spread over a reasonable area. Give it a light trim at the end of summer to tidy it up. Good for partly shaded positions in warm temperate to subtropical climates.

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

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.75 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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