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Goodenia ovata - Sm.

Common Name
Family Goodeniaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, near cliffs, river banks, streams etc[152]. Found in a variety of habitats, it is especially frequent after bushfires[260]. Usually found in heavier soils[265].
Range Australia - all areas except the extreme north.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Goodenia ovata


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Goodenia ovata
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Goodenia ovata is a SHRUB growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 2.5 m (8ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from April to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Miscellany

Antidiabetic[152].

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Other Uses

Miscellany

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a permanently moist soil[200]. Prefers an acid soil[260]. Tolerates shade[200]. Plants are not very cold-hardy, tolerating occasional short-lived lows to about -3°c[260]. They generally require greenhouse protection in Britain[1], though might succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country if given a suitable position. Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens, though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers that fail to fully ripen the wood and our longer, wetter winters[157, K].

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Propagation

Seed -

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Goodenia varia Shrub0.6 8-11  LMHSNM012
Scaevola spinescensCurrant BushShrub1.5 -  LMHSNM11 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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